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Coronavirus: US Approves $8.3bn, Nigeria Still Delaying N620m

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8.3 billion dollar emergency fund has been approved by the U.S. Senate to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

This was approved a day after the House of Representatives passed the bill and would be signed by President Donald Trump in the coming days.

At least 11 people have died as a result of the disease, across the U.S, especially in Washington DC.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian government is yet to release the N620million earmarked for Coronavirus as yesterday

Reacting, Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan expressed dissatisfaction at the state of the Isolation Center in Gwagwalada, a suburb in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

He said its sad that not even a kobo has been released by the Federal Government on the issue.

“It is so unfortunate that Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa, with a population of 200 million, yet in the FCT and six surrounding states, the isolation centre is not ready”.

“We should be prepared at all times for any eventuality, we had Ebola, now we have Coronavirus, nobody knows what will happen next.

“If our government is prepared to release the money, nobody should hold the money back”, NAN quoted him as saying.



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