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Statement February 11, 2020

Updated World Bank Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – February 11

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2020—The World Bank Group today issued the following update to its statement of February 3 on the outbreak of COVID-19:

“The World Bank Group stands together with the people of China and other countries dealing with impacts of COVID-19 at this challenging time. This is a severe public health challenge that requires coordinated action and continued transparency inside China and around the world. Our support is expected to focus on disease surveillance, food safety, and crisis response, sharing international experiences on managing similar crises, and impact analysis of the outbreak on the Chinese economy. Over the medium term, the World Bank Group and China will continue to work together to help address the country’s remaining development challenges, including global public goods, in line with our recently announced Country Partnership Framework.”


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