China allocates 4.4 bln yuan for coronavirus control

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A worker makes face masks at the workshop of a company in Changyuan, central China's Henan Province, Jan. 27, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Monday allocated 4.4 billion yuan (about $640 million) to support the battle across the country against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

It included an additional 500-million-yuan fund for central China's Hubei Province, which was hit hard by the novel coronavirus outbreak, the ministry said Tuesday on its website.

The MOF allocated 1 billion yuan to Hubei on Thursday to support the coronavirus prevention and control work in the province.