UK donates £200m to global coronavirus fight

UK donates £200m to global coronavirus fight
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The UK will send £200m in aid to help developing nations battle coronavirus, APA reports citing BBC.

The money will mean more help for refugee camps - including new hand-washing stations.

International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said boosting fragile health systems overseas would help prevent a "second wave" of infections hitting the UK.

The latest donation brings Britain's total contribution to the global effort to halt the pandemic to £774m.

It makes the UK one of the biggest donors to the worldwide fight against the virus, according to the Department for International Development (Dfid).

Britain's funding will help install new hand-washing stations and isolation and treatment centres in refugee camps, and increase access to clean water for those living in areas of armed conflict, Dfid confirmed.

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