DHAKA, Bangladesh 

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Saturday that it approved a grant of $300,000 for Bangladesh to bolster its efforts to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The ADB said in a statement that it approved on Friday the emergency grant which would be used on procuring health safety equipment, including masks, safety googles, aprons, thermometers and biohazard bags, as prioritized by the country’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The grant will be part of the bank’s regional support to address the coronavirus outbreak, as well as and “potential outbreaks of other communicable diseases.”

“ADB is fully

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