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Gov’t already spent $30.2m on COVID-19

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The Government has so far spent $30.2m on COVID-19 expenditures.

In his nationwide address yesterday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said: “To date, the Government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has spent around $30.2 million SBD for its COVID-19 preparedness and response activities. This covers five main outputs including surveillance and risk assessment, prevention and containment, integrated management and response, health system response and risk communication.”

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Sogavare detailed that from this amount, over $11 million SBD have been allocated for surveillance and risk assessment, over $10 million SBD to prevention and containment, $4.2 million SBD to integrated management response and $3.9 million SBD for health system response and over half a million to risk communication. He adds the the $30 plus million also covers support towards the provinces under these five major outputs.

Sogavare said other expenditures are allocated to the National Referral Hospital COVID-19 facilities, quarantine stations and Health Emergency Operation Center.

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