The World Bank has approved US$1 million to assist Guyana in its fight against the coronavirus.
The money is expected to go directly to initiatives in the health sector to aid in the fight against the coronavirus.
The money falls under the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), and is to be used strictly to finance response efforts during COVID-19.
Those efforts include supporting frontline health workers, sourcing drugs and medicines and essential and critical life-saving medical equipment, non-medical equipment, essential life-saving goods, minor civil works services, transportation, communication and coordination.
Guyana is also set to receive assistance through the Caribbean Development Bank and other financial institutions and governments.
The United Kingdom recently approved US$3 million in funding for initiatives in the Caribbean to tackle the coronavirus. Guyana is also set to receive support under that initiative.