ADB approves €400,000 loan to Georgia to purchase PCR equipment

  • On may 28, the Asian Development Bank approved a $100,000 million loan to help Georgia contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, mitigate the impact on business, and protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable, including women and children. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 25 Jun 2020 - 19:27, Tbilisi,Georgia

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a €400,000 (about $451,996) loan for Georgia to purchase polymerase chain reaction (PCR) equipment and tests, which is the ‘gold standard’ in testing for the coronavirus.

The new medical equipment will increase the country’s ability to rapidly test its citizens for the coronavirus, as well as significantly reduce the burden on medical staff at the Lugar Laboratory, where over 70 per cent of PCR tests are conducted “, reads the official statement of ADB.

On May 28, the Asian Development Bank approved a $100 million loan to help Georgia contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, mitigate the impact on business, and protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable, including women and children.

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