Concerns grow as Puerto Rico to spend $2B to fight COVID-19

  • FILE - In this April 29, 2020 file photo, social worker Michelle Valentín, a former teacher, brings food to Angel Ruiz and Ivelisse Rios, a couple who are having a hard time feeding their two children while schools are closed to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico officials announced Wednesday, May13 that they are closing more than 30 public school cafeterias and several food warehouses after dozens of workers tested positive for the new coronavirus — a blow for students who activists say are often going hungry during the pandemic lockdown. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday revealed how the U.S. territory will spend more than $2.2 billion in federal aid to fight the new coronavirus amid concerns that the money will not reach those in need soon enough.

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