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Japan grants Sri Lanka $1.2 million to combat coronavirus

The Government of Japan has granted Sri Lanka $1.2 million through international organisations to combat Covid-19.

The financial assistance through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was “part of an emergency response to the new coronavirus infection control, aiming to strengthen the capacities of developing countries including Sri Lanka in the field of health and medical care," the Japanese embassy wrote in a press release.

“The Government of Japan hopes the assistance will contribute effectively towards the prevention of the new coronavirus infections in Sri Lanka,” they added.

See full press release here.

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