US Announces Rp 11.3 Billion Covid-19 Aid to Malaysia

US Announces Rp 11.3 Billion Covid-19 Aid to Malaysia

The United States (US) government announced that it would provide additional Covid-19 assistance to Malaysia worth 800,000 US dollars (approximately Rp. 11.3 billion).

Ummatimes - "This assistance will support the Government of Malaysia's efforts to vaccinate hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations," the US Embassy in Malaysia said in a statement in Kuala Lumpur, Friday (10/22).

The assistance will support safe quarantine facilities for the community, assist in the protection of Malaysia from SARS-CoV-2, and promote Malaysia's economic recovery. "The Malaysian Red Crescent will carry out this assistance in Malaysia," he said.

Previously, the biological daughter of the 28th Sultan of Kedah, Intan Safinaz the late Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, had a meeting with the National Chair of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, the Secretary General of the Malaysian Red Crescent, and the US Ambassador to Malaysia Brian D. McFeeters . McFeeters thanked them for the organization's continued work to support Malaysia's efforts against Covid-19.

Intan Safinaz said that currently her party is racing to overcome Covid-19 once and for all. "This USAID fund is critical to our work to help us protect people from this disease, especially those who are most vulnerable," said Safinaz.

His party is trying to help achieve the latest targets for vaccination in all corners of the country and stated that nothing is safe until everyone is safe. "Covid-19 does not look at a person's race, religion, ethnicity, or nationality. Thank you to Ambassador McFeeters and USAID for supporting the Malaysian Red Crescent efforts," he said.

The latest aid adds to the Covid-19 relief contribution of more than US$2 million (Rp. 28.3 billion) to Malaysia since the pandemic began. On July 5, the US donated one million Pfizer vaccines to Malaysia as well as medical supplies, Covid-19 test kits and ambulances.