Egypt gets EU support of up to $96m to fight COVID-19

Egypt gets EU support of up to $96m to fight COVID-19
COVID-19 has infected over a million people in the world as of Saturday. (File/AFP)
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Updated 04 April 2020

Egypt gets EU support of up to $96m to fight COVID-19

Egypt gets EU support of up to $96m to fight COVID-19
  • The funds will be used to address public health concerns in Egypt amid the pandemic
  • The move comes as Europe struggles with a rapidly growing number of coronavirus infections

DUBAI: The European Union (EU) pledged on Friday financial aid of up to $96 million to Egypt, as the country reports growing cases of COVID-19.

A top EU commissioner said the bloc will “redirect up to €89 million of funds foreseen for Egypt to face emergencies due to pandemic and to support the immediate needs of the public health system,” as reported by local daily Egypt Today.

EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Oliver Varhelyi reiterated the need for countries to support each other amid the global crisis.

The move comes as Europe struggles with a rapidly growing number of coronavirus infections, which has already reached more than a million worldwide.