The Board of Executive Directors of World Bank (WB) on Thursday granted $200 million (33.31 billion PKR) bundle to aid Pakistan in making viable and productive decisions to react to the COVID-19 pandemic by reinforcing the nation's healthcare services frameworks and diminishing financial disturbances. As indicated by the World Bank's declaration on Thursday expressing that this help would probably draw an extra $38 million from eight persisting tasks for critically wanted clinical gear and supplies.
While concentrating on the COVID-19 readiness and emergency reaction to the crisis in the health division, the Pandemic Response Effectiveness Project (PREP) would furthermore aid poor people and defenseless in order to cope with the pandemic through social assurance measures, food quota, and remote learning training. Illango Patchamuthu, World Bank Country Chief executive of Pakistan said, "The World Bank is increasing its help to Pakistan and its struggle to battle against the escalation of the COVID-19 in the nation". He also added that the PREP will help enrich the nation's ability to identify, monitor, and treat the disease.