Switzerland has earmarked approximately Tk25 crore to Bangladesh as a part of their support on implementing effective Covid-19 response in the face of pandemic crisis.
On Saturday, Embassy of Switzerland issued a press release and said it stands by Bangladesh and assigned 2.8 Million CHF or approximately Tk25 crore for immediate response activities in Bangladesh, which will be implemented through local and international partner organizations.
In collaboration with the government of Bangladesh, civil society, development partners and donor organisations, Switzerland said it continues to evaluate additional response activities to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 risks in Bangladesh even better and faster.
Switzerland has committed 14.4 million CHF or Tk126 crore to the UN's global COVID-19 appeal as well as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement (IFCR and ICRC).
The total number of coronavirus infection in Bangladesh has reached 424 including 27 deaths, according to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).