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Chinese govt adds $44M for quake relief

Updated: 2010-04-20 22:25
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BEIJING - The Chinese government has allocated another 300 million yuan (43.9 million U.S. dollars) to quake relief in the northwest Qinghai Province on top of 200 million yuan earmarked last week, the Ministry of Finance said Tuesday.

The fund would support relief efforts, including evacuations, resettlement, medical care, disease prevention, infrastructure repairs and the re-opening of schools, said a statement on the ministry's website.

A 7.1-magnitude quake jolted Yushu county of the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu on Wednesday. At least 2,064 people are dead and 12,135 injured.