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GOJ decides on second emergency package for coronavirus outbreak

  • March 11, 2020
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All national dailies wrote that the GOJ decided on Tuesday on its second emergency package to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. The package includes stimulus measures entailing 430.8 billion yen ($4.2 billion) in actual spending under the fiscal 2019 budget, including subsidies of 4,100 yen ($38.8) per day for freelance workers who have been forced to take time off to care for their children amid school closures and 500 billion yen ($4.7.billion) in zero-interest loans for small and midsize companies short of cash due to a sharp decline in sales.

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