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US counters China's 'mask diplomacy' with $225m coronavirus aid

'No country can match this generosity,' Pompeo says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a news conference in Washington on April 7.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. will commit an additional $225 million to "reduce transmission" of the highly contagious novel coronavirus and bolster the global response, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.

The funding will be used to boost screening capabilities and train health care professionals, among other things, Pompeo said.

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