World Bank allocates $7.9 million in support to Egypt in fight against coronavirus outbreak

World Bank is providing $7.9 million to Egypt to fund emergency response activities related to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The World Bank on 20 March activated the Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC) under the “Transforming Egypt’s Healthcare System Project” over the pandemic.

“The World Bank is mobilising quickly to support Egypt’s emergency response activities and the implementation of a preventive plan to confront the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Marina Wes, World Bank country director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti.

The CERC activation will support the Egyptian government with the implementation of the preventive plan against the coronavirus, the World Bank added.