Pakistan on high priority list for US COVID-19 fund

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has been placed on high priority list by the United States among countries to receive US assistance in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak, according to US sources.

The United States has allocated $274 million as an international fund to help communities at high risk of COVID-19 pandemic.

Bonnie Glick, deputy administrator of the US Agency for International Development, in a press briefing on Thursday said that other countries in the list include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Burma and Uzbekistan.