Increase of COVID-19 Testing Capacity: Use of E.E.Z Oil Companies’ Funds
The Council of Ministers approved Resolution No. 26/2020, dated 23 June 2020, to enter into force immediately, which authorises the use of oil companies’ funds to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.
Considering as a priority the strengthening of the country’s massive testing capacity, the Council of Ministers authorized the use of funds made available by oil companies present in the Exclusive Economic Zone, up to a limit of USD 160,000 in response to the fight against COVID-19.
The process of acquiring materials and testing equipment will be coordinated by the Ministry of Health with the technical assistance of the World’s Health Organization (WHO).
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