Singapore is deeply concerned about the growing scale of the COVID-19 outbreak and its enormous public health, social and economic impact, including the loss of many precious lives. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic and advised that all countries are at risk and need to prepare for and respond to COVID-19.
In response to appeals by the United Nations (UN) and the WHO, the Singapore Government will be making a contribution of US$500,000 to support the WHO’s Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for COVID-19, which aims to limit human-to-human transmission of the virus.
Singapore will continue to work closely with the WHO and the UN to explore how best we can contribute to the ongoing efforts.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
23 MARCH 2020