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Japan to step up medical support for developing nations

  • May 10, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri reported that the GOJ plans to assist developing countries in Asia and Africa with building their capacity for combating the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases by providing local medical officials and healthcare workers with training. Noting that some 84 billion yen ($800 million) was earmarked in the FY2020 supplementary budget for public health aid programs in developing nations, the daily said Japan is keen to counter China’s “mask diplomacy.”

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