The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide

This rolling collection of photos, tweets and articles offers a snapshot of the U.S. commitment to fighting COVID-19 worldwide. We will update frequently.

April 21

Here’s a look at how Americans’ spirit of volunteerism is thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 20

Secretary Pompeo


Solid data will be critical as scientists search for solutions to the pandemic. No challenge is too great for the ingenuity and partnership we see unfolding behind this cause. Glad to see American and South African scientists come together like this. 

US Embassy SA


Data is at the heart of South Africa’s #COVID19 response. As such, our @CDCSouthAfrica American & South African staff have volunteered to assist @nicd with data capturing, collating & cleaning.

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April 19

Embaixada EUA Brasil


Empresas norte-americanas no Brasil estão agindo na luta contra a . Veja o exemplo da @Alcoa.

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April 17

The United States and its NATO allies are helping allied and partner nations combat COVID-19 across two continents.

U.S. Asia Pacific Media Hub


⚡️LATEST: @USAIDAsia gave 🇹🇭‘s National Institute of Health an @AbbottNews disease testing platform that can do rapid, high-volume testing for ; @USAID commits an additional P66 million ($1.3M) to combat the outbreak in the 🇵🇭 & more. 

The U.S. Works with Friends, Partners, & Allies to Combat COVID-19

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US Africa Media Hub


The @StateDept & @USAID have now committed nearly $508 million in emergency health, humanitarian & economic assistance on top of the funding already provided to multilateral & NGOs that are helping communities globally deal with the pandemic. 

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April 16

The U.S. government is supplying millions of dollars, training and equipment to African countries to help them combat the spread of the new coronavirus.

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In Cox’s Bazar, , @UNmigration is using pre-positioned @USAID plastic sheeting to help refugee camps & host communities prepare for and respond to by constructing temporary isolation units and treatment centers & upgrading existing health facilities as needed

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April 15

US Mission to NATO


is moving swiftly & decisively to assist Allies in the fight against . As Defense Ministers move continued response plans forward today, see how @NATO Allies are working together to deal with the crisis.

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U.S. Embassy Islamabad


Have you ever seen a 3D printer in action? Take a look at our printer producing face shields to protect local medical workers against . The design was approved by @US_FDA & downloaded from @NIH w/help from local startup Medengg-3D.

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April 14

Ken Juster


Cooperation in combating shows the strength of ties. Great to see @US_CDCIndia provide critical lab items to @MoHBhutan to support corona virus testing. Deeply grateful for the care Bhutan has given U.S. patients. Look forward to expanding joint efforts.

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In 2019, 4 African nations were provided w/ training & equipment to set-up & operate an UN-standard level-2 hospital. 3 of the 4 nations are deploying them to respond to the virus. 

JINJA, Uganda--Soldiers from Uganda People’s Defence Force work to set up the frame of a UN-standard level-2 mobile treatment facility at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capabilities Center in Jinja, Uganda, May 13, 2019, as a part of vendor training under the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership program. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Grady Jones, Public Affairs, U.S. AFRICOM)JINJA, Uganda--1st Lt. Vincent Nzayisenga, medical clinic officer, Uganda People’s Defence Force, gives directives to UPDF soldiers about the layout of a UN-standard level-2 mobile treatment facility, May 15, 2019, during the vendor training event at the URDCC motor pool, Jinja, Uganda. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Grady Jones, Public Affairs, U.S. AFRICOM) JINJA, Uganda--A UN-standard level-2 mobile treatment facility stands in the motor pool of the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capabilities Center in Jinja, Uganda, May 16, 2019. Soldiers from Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) recently conducted training on efficiently and effectively setting-up, taking down and operating the mobile hospital at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capabilities Center in Jinja, Uganda, May 6-17, 20TOUBA, Senegal--Soldiers in the Senegalese Armed Forces, participate in the training on how to efficiently and effectively set-up, take down and operate the mobile hospital at the Senegal Rapid Deployment Capabilities Center in Touba, Senegal. One of these hospitals and their trained medical staff is deployed to help cope with the emergency of the outbreak of Covid-19. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy Senegal)
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April 13

The United States is pledging an additional $225 million to the global fight against COVID-19, strengthening its commitment to stopping the global pandemic.

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We’re providing $2.3 million to to help stop the spread of the novel disease () by supporting disease prevention, detection, and response efforts.

Learn more here: 

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In , we committed $1.1 million to support Timor-Leste’s efforts against the pandemic.

Learn more here: 

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Ambassador Hutchison


Our 🇺🇸 @usairforce airmen & women are maintaining @NATO readiness even in the face of the challenges posed by the spread of . Last week they were in 🇩🇪 conducting important airborne operations alongside Allies.

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April 11

Secretary Pompeo


The U.S. is providing a robust assistance package to our close friend and Ally . Our Italian friends have been working around the clock to contain , and this assistance will help bolster their efforts. We will defeat this by .

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We’re providing $1.3 million to to help stop the spread of the novel disease () by supporting technical experts for response and preparedness, risk communication, and more.

More here: 

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April 10

U.S. scientists are getting closer to a vaccine to keep the world safe from COVID-19.

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A scientist works in a lab at Moderna Therapeutics in February. Moderna is testing a potential COVID-19 vaccine.(© David L. Ryan/Boston Globe/Getty Images)

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines


The U.S. government is donating nearly 1,300 new cots to support the Philippine government’s response to . @USAmbManila ​was joined by @DFAphl Sec. @TeddyBoyLocsin​, and @CivilDefensePH Usec. Jalad​ for the handover.

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April 9

Since the outbreak of the COVID­-19 pandemic, the U.S. has provided more than $18 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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USAID Global Health


USAID is empowering in to protect themselves and their patients from and other infections with education on hygiene and practical skills like how to prepare chlorine disinfectant. @MTaPS_Program 

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April 8

U.S. Asia Pacific Media Hub


⚡️Latest: The United States is committing an additional $225 million to combat worldwide; & @SecPompeo speaks with 🇸🇰 Prime Minister Matovič, 🇰🇿 President @TokayevKZ, & 🇪🇬 Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry re: the fight against . READ: 

The U.S. Works with Friends, Partners, & Allies to Combat COVID-19

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April 7

U.S. charities are donating millions to stop the spread of COVID-19, funding research into new therapies and helping cities around the world improve detection and treatment.

The people of the United States care for the people of China. As the People’s Republic of China grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, U.S. companies sprang into action to provide assistance, relief and containment efforts.

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FedEx says its expertise and network covering more than 200 Chinese cities enable the company to get donations and supplies to people quickly. (© Greg Campbell/AP Images)



Great example of how the strategic partnership benefits the world: NY biotech company @Codagenix & @SerumInstIndia are collaborating to rapidly co-develop a vaccine. AGW 

Codagenix and Serum Institute of India Initiate Co-Development of a Scalable, Live-Attenuated…

/PRNewswire/ — Codagenix, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing prophylactic vaccines and oncolytic virus therapies, today announced a…

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U.S. Embassy Bern


From fragrances to : Swiss company @Firmenich, with locations across the U.S., increases its hand sanitizer production to support hospitals and medical services across Switzerland and the U.S. Thank you for your support! @SelectUSA 


Combating the global crisis, we are expanding our hand sanitizer production to 100 tons, supporting hospitals & medical & emergency services across US & Switzerland. Bravo to all who are making this happen #WeAreFirmenich #ForGoodNaturally #TogetherForGood 

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April 6

U.S. Embassy North Macedonia


Pleased to announce that the U.S. Government has committed $1.1 million to mitigate the spread of the -19 outbreak in North Macedonia. Details about the donation 👉 

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US Embassy Sarajevo


The @AmCham_BiH helped procure 150,000 tests for the and donated two rapid RNA extraction instruments to the FBIH Government. They also will necessary to across the country, with the aim of combating the pandemic. 

AmCham BiH@AmCham_BiH

In view of the current scarcity of tests for the #coronavirus, the Board of Governors of #AmChamBiH, together with its members, actively participated in the #procurement, #transportation and #delivery of 150,000 tests to the #FBIH #Government.

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April 4


In 1993, USAID & CDC started the Field Epidemiology Training Program to train Egyptian epidemiologists & build a strong disease surveillance system. Now, run by the Ministry of Health & Population, they’re on the front lines of the response in Egypt.

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US Consulate Kolkata


.@StateIVLP alumna Ananya Chatterjee Chakraborti, chairperson or the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights has come up with plans to offer helpline numbers for children under stress due to the pandemic. Impressive work!

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Joint Task Force-Bravo


We all have a common stake in our shared future. Today, our moved 18K meals to our partners in . Great work — we continue to accomplish our mission while supporting the response to . @Southcom @USEmbassySV

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April 3

Many of America’s most successful companies are giving money, supplies and know-how to take on the COVID-19 crisis at home and abroad.

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Corporate funds are flowing in to help scientists fight COVID-19. (© Sven Hoppe/picture alliance/Getty Images)

USAID Ethiopia@USAIDEthiopia

To support response in Ethiopia, the U.S. is embedding infectious disease experts in national & regional emergency operations centers in Addis Ababa + 9 regions to train health workers & medical staff in handling coronavirus cases to keep themselves and patients safe.

Over the past several years, USAID has provided training to 40,000 health workers and another 50,000 medical and health sciences students in Ethiopia to help them improve the quality of healthcare across the country. Here, medical students hone their skills with resuscitation equipment at Arba Minch University. Credit: USAID Strengthening Human Resources for Health Project, 2017.
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U.S. Mission Uganda


See video ( ) on new mobile hospital in Bombo that can transport, isolate, & treat patients. The U.S. government provided this hospital to Uganda through the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (APRRP) program. @USAfricaCommand

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April 2

U.S. Consulate General Erbil


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US Embassy Ghana


The strong partnership between the U.S. and the Ghana Armed Forces is at the forefront of combating COVID-19. The is deploying one state of the art Level II Field Hospital from two that Amb. Sullivan handed over Feb 4 on behalf of the U.S. Govt. 

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AMCHAM Malaysia@AmChamMalaysia

@Dell back at it again! Thank you for your admirable donations to Teluk Intan Hospital. @usembassykl

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Small businesses across America are part of a nationwide mobilization against COVID-19. Producers of everything from athletic gear to boat covers and whiskey have shifted production to making masks, face shields and hand sanitizer to slow the spread of the disease.

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Romy Humphries wears a face mask and shield March 26 at SugarHouse Industries, a Utah manufacturer of boat tops and covers. (© Rick Bowmer/AP Images)

April 1

Two U.S. Navy hospital ships, familiar to many people they’ve helped in other countries, are taking on civilian patients while docked in Los Angeles and New York. It’s part of the government’s “whole-of-America approach” to fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

سورج طلوع ہونے کے وقت بندرگاہ پر کھڑا ایک جہاز۔ (© APU GOMES/AFP/Getty Images)
US Navy Hospital ship Mercy is seen on March 28, 2020 at the Port of Los Angeles in the city of San Pedro to help local hospitals amid the growing Coronavirus crises in Los Angeles, California. – The ship hold 1000 beds which will be used to treat non-coronavirus patients. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP) (Photo by APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images)

Georgette Mosbacher


American brands are supporting Polish paramedics, doctors, and nurses fighting and saving Polish lives. , , and have already donated over 10,000 meals to support Polish healthcare workers who are working around the clock. Thank you!

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U.S. Embassy Bangkok


.@USAIDAsia is partnering w/ @ifrc Thailand & @ThaiRedCross to respond to through a mobile app called “Phonphai.” It enables users to report locations of people at risk & those infected & need assistance.


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AmCham Australia


News: @pfizer is pleased to be working with @BioNTech to start COVID-19 vaccine trials in April.

They will jointly develop an mRNA-based vaccine and accelerate global development, leveraging expertise and resources from both companies.

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Dr. Stephen M. Hahn


FDA is using every tool at its disposal to combat the pandemic. Here are the latest actions we’ve taken: 

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March 31

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U.S. and Italian soldiers honor those who have died from the new coronavirus in a March 31 ceremony in Vicenza, Italy. (U.S. Army Garrison Italy/Maria Cavins)

See how U.S. funding is strengthening countries’ responses to the new coronavirus.
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CDC Kenya


DYK that the U.S. government, through @CDCKenya, supported @MOH_Kenya in establishing the National Influenza Center? We are thankful this lab is conducting testing around the clock to detect . 🇰🇪🇺🇸 @USAmbKenya @USEmbassyKenya 

WHO Kenya


To the lab experts who are working very long hours to deliver the #COVID19Kenya tests results, we @WHO thank you! You are a critical component of this response.@National Influenza Centre@MOH_Kenya #KomeshaCorona

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US Embassy Brussels


U.S.-Belgian cooperation in action! Working w/ @JanssenBelgium, @JNJNews will begin human testing of its experimental vaccine in September for possible emergency rollout in early 2021. @HHSGov & @KU_Leuven’s Rega Institute for Medical Research are also participating. 

Johnson & Johnson


#JNJ announces a lead #COVID19 vaccine candidate plus a landmark partnership with @BARDA to together commit over $1 billion of investment to co-fund vaccine research, development & clinical testing & a commitment by J&J to accelerated manufacturing plans: 

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March 30

Ambassador George E. Glass


American Corners throughout are using their U.S.-government-funded, 3D printers to produce medical visors to combat . Thank you @FCTNOVA, , and @istecnico for being great partners! @statedeptspox @SecPompeo

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Marie Royce


Amidst this pandemic, work to make global health guidance accessible to all. alumnus Krishneer Sen uses sign language to translate the Prime Minister’s messaging for the deaf community.


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March 27

Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy


We have an amazing @USEmbPhnomPenh asset in our Naval Medical Research Center (NAMRU-2) experts, working hand-in-hand with local health authorities to fight disease in , including COVID-19. These dedicated doctors & scientists are on the frontlines against the pandemic.

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The U.S. private sector is ramping up its efforts against COVID-19 while the U.S. is making the world’s most advanced supercomputers available to scientists around the world to help with the fight.

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Left: A Litchfield Distillery co-owner, David Baker, fills spray bottles with hand sanitizer. (© Litchfield Distillery) Right: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer on June 8, 2018. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Carlos Jones)

March 26

U.S. Embassy Singapore


Researchers from @DukeNUS Medical School, a strategic collaboration between @DukeU and @NUSingapore, are working tirelessly to combat . 

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Duke-NUS used COVID-19 antibody tests to establish link between church clusters in a world-first

SINGAPORE: In a world-first, a research team at Duke-NUS Medical School established a link between two COVID-19 clusters in Singapore …

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An American and a French scientist who met through the J. William Fulbright international exchange program are part of a worldwide hunt to find existing drugs that can be used to treat COVID-19.

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Left: Marco Vignuzzi (center), postdoctoral fellow Ferdinand Roesch (in glasses, sitting) and research technician Thomas Vallet. Right: Benjamin tenOever. (Courtesy photos)

March 24

US Army Europe


.@USArmy supporting our Italian allies in a battle against . The 405th AFSB @USAGItaly is packaging beds, mattresses, stretchers, IV poles, wheelchairs & linens for Humanitarian Assistance Program to the Lombardy region @US_EUCOM @ambasciatausa @21stTSC @ArmyMateriel

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USAID Mongolia@usaid_mongolia

(1/3) The U.S. government, through @USAID, is providing MNT3.3 billion ($1.2 million) to support the Government of Mongolia in its response to COVID-19 in the country.  @usembmongolia @USAIDGH

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March 23

Secretary Pompeo


Allies and partners are critical as we work to and address the challenges of . @StateDept is proud to work with our Italian friends and @US_EUCOM to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. 


#COVID19 update: @RamsteinAirBase C-130J transported an En-Route Patient Staging System to Aviano AB, #Italy for delivery to the Italian Ministry of Defense. This system provides 10 patient holding/staging beds & can support a max throughput of 40 patients in 24 hrs. @usairforce

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Melinda J. Roth loads medical supplies to be transported to Italy onto an aircraft at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on March 20. (Video: U.S. Air Force/Master Sergeant Roidan Carlson)

International Atomic Energy Agency


Thanks to the U.S. for additional contribution of $5 million to support IAEA’s efforts to combat pandemic around the world. 

U.S. Mission to the UN (Vienna)


ANNOUNCEMENT: United States contributes an additional $5 million to the @iaeaorg to help combat #COVID19. The 🇺🇸 funding responds to requests for support from over 60 #IAEA member states. Read more here: @StateISN @State_IO

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March 20

Mike Hammer #PortezUnMasque


Le est lancé – voici ma contribution! Ensemble nous arrêterons ce virus! Merci, @AleshOfficiel @DrTedros @OMSRDCONGO @MinSanteRDC

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U.S. Mission to the EU


Global cooperation is key to tackling . This week’s virtual meeting, chaired by 🇺🇸 @US_FDA and 🇪🇺 @EMA_News, convened delegates from 17 countries, as well as representatives from @EU_Commission and @WHO, to work towards a common goal: developing a vaccine for the virus. 

FDA Global


Yesterday US FDA & the EMA/EU co-chaired a virtual global regulatory workshop on COVID-19 vaccine development. The goal: encourage information exchange on global efforts to develop new vaccines against the disease. .

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McDo Philippines


McDonald’s Philippines, majority owned and operated by Dr. George T. Yang, has announced the release of a P500M response fund to enable the company to provide assistance for its employees and the community it serves.

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March 19

Ambassador Randy Berry


Preparedness & Prevention—NOT Panic—are the best ways to counter spread. This is why @USAID has committed an additional $1.8M to educate communities on COVID prevention & support @mohpnep’s & @WHO’s preparedness and response activities in .

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See also: U.S. scientists are at the forefront of the race to create new COVID vaccines, treatments, and tests. A new U.S. law gives them over $8 billion to do so.

March 17

Embajador Ronald Johnson


Agradezco a todas las empresas estadounidenses que han donado alimentos y productos para las personas que se encuentran en cuarentena. 👏

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March 12

U.S. Embassy Dhaka


The U.S. is committing $37M-the first tranche of up to $100M-for countries affected by coronavirus or at high risk of its spread. In Bangladesh, @USAID_BD has mobilized $2.5M for the country’s coronavirus readiness and response. Read the press release here: 

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March 10

The United States in February pledged to spend up to $100 million to combat the coronavirus disease COVID-19 overseas.

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February 7

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sent hundreds of coronavirus test kits around the world and plans to send thousands more.

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CDC workers in Wuhan, China, examine information collected from patients who may have the 2019 novel coronavirus on February 4. (© Feature China/Barcroft Media/ Getty Images)

February 6

U.S. groups have sent medical supplies to help people responding to the coronavirus outbreak in China.

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Private U.S. companies and organizations have provided China with gear to safeguard against the new coronavirus. (© UPS)