“ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and Treasury and ADB Governor Harry Kuma today discussed how ADB can continue to support the country as it addresses the health risks and economic fallout from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Solomon Islands must be commended for their early, proactive efforts to stop COVID-19 from ntering the country,” Mr. Asakawa said
“Mr. Kuma said COVID-19 is having a profound impact on Solomon Islands’ exports, the country’s tourism industry, and the broader economy.
“ADB on Friday disbursed $20 million—comprising a $10 million grant and a $10 million concessional loan—to help train nurses and doctors in Solomon Islands to fight COVID-19 and obtain personal protective equipment for medical staff. It will also help finance the government’s economic stimulus to support individuals and businesses.”
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