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South Korea grants $200K to Jordan for its anti-virus efforts

[4/9/2020 10:21:25 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) has decided to provide humanitarian assistance worth a total of 200,000 U.S. dollars to Jordan in order to help the Kingdom’s efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Jordan, Dr. Lee Jae-wan said: "The Korean government highly appreciates the Jordanian government’s preemptive and systematic efforts to fight the virus under the strong leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II.

He added: "Korea has also been experiencing a difficult time with the COVID-19, and although its fight against this virus has not ended yet, we decided to support Jordan in considering the utmost importance attached to friendly bilateral relations between two countries.

Lee stressed that the grant is a symbolic gesture the Korean Government and its people can show, hoping it will help the Jordanian government and its people overcome the current unprecedented crisis soon.

Speaking on his country’s anti-COVID-19 efforts, the ambassador explained that the core of Korea’s COVID-19 response strategy is early-detection and treatment based on its diagnostic test capabilities, as well as maintaining openness and transparency at both domestic and international levels.

He added that the Korean government has aggressively conducted diagnostic tests on suspected patients and all the people who had been in contact with them since the early days of the virus' influx, which is cited as an example of relatively effective and rapid suppression of the spread of the virus.

"Korea will actively participate in the international community's efforts to respond, especially sharing its experience with Jordan," Lee said.

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