KIGALI, Rwanda 

The World Bank approved $14.25 million in immediate funding Thursday to support Rwanda’s response to the global coronavirus pandemic.  

The funds are being provided under a new operation, the Rwanda COVID-19 Emergency Response project, the country’s finance ministry said in a statement.   

“The financial support from the World Bank is a boost to national efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. The government is working around the clock to flatten the COVID-19 curve and ensure that life gets back to normal,” said Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Uzziel Ndagijimana.  

The ministry said the funding will support

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