ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa Announces $6.5 Billion Initial Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Video | 18 March 2020

Recognizing the urgency of the global coronavirus pandemic, ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa introduces ADB’s new $6.5 billion assistance package for its developing members. “It is our profound determination to help combat the pandemic; to protect the poor, the vulnerable, and wider populations across the region; and to ensure economies will rebound as swiftly as possible,” he says.