US announces $8.5 million aid to Nepal to combat second Covid-19 wave

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Kathmandu: The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announces an additional $8.5 million in emergency response funding to combat the disease and to support the Nepali people.

The additional assistance will help intensify Nepal’s Covid-19 testing, contact tracing and case investigation, treatment, infection prevention and control, border control, and other work at the federal, provincial and municipal level, the US Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement.

Assistance will include support to households and families through life-saving Covid-19 counseling and referrals, nutrition counseling, health care access, ensure the continuity of critical HIV services, and mitigate the secondary impacts of COVID-19, according to the statement.