Trump signs second virus relief bill as more stimulus is planned

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US President Donald Trump signed on Wednesday a bill previously approved by both houses of Congress with a program to mitigate the effects of the spread of coronavirus for residents.

This is stated in a statement circulated by the White House press service.

“Today I signed the law … which introduces additional costs and other changes to the law to help the country respond to the outbreak of coronavirus,” Trump said in a written statement.

As part of the bill, tens of billions of dollars will be allocated from the budget to help millions of Americans affected by the outbreak caused by the new coronavirus disease.

The initiative also aims to alleviate some of the economic difficulties by providing financial assistance to those most affected by the crisis, including unemployment benefits.

Money will be allocated for paid sick leave, and funds for family leave will be increased. The initiative will also provide every American with the right to a free coronavirus screening, even if he does not have insurance.

On Monday, congressmen also introduced “technical amendments” to the bill, which essentially reduced the allocation of funds for sick leave.

Earlier, the US administration has already received $ 8.3 billion from Congress to curb the spread of the pandemic.

According to Johns Hopkins University, which makes calculations based on data from federal and state authorities, the number of infections in the country exceeded 7.7 thousand, at least 118 people died.

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