According to a report by Reuters on the 21st, the US Senate passed a $ 484 billion financial assistance plan on the 21st local time to alleviate the impact of the new crown epidemic on the US economy.
The report said that the plan was passed in the Senate by oral vote on the same day. According to Reuters, the plan includes a US $ 321 billion small business loan plan and a US $ 60 billion separate emergency disaster loan plan. In addition, the plan will allocate US $ 75 billion to hospitals, and provide US $ 25 billion for expanding new coronavirus infection testing-related projects. The Associated Press said the plan did not provide additional funding to state and local governments.
In addition, according to the “New York Times”, the US House of Representatives is expected to vote on the plan on the 23rd local time, and US President Trump also said that he will sign the plan. If approved and signed by the President, the plan will become the fourth bill related to the new crown epidemic issued by the US government in two months.
The New York Times also stated that the money is only part of the amount Congress will consider in the next few weeks, because lawmakers are considering spending another $ 1 trillion or more to fully respond to government measures.
At present, the United States is still the country with the most confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the world. According to the latest statistics of the new crown epidemic situation released by Johns Hopkins University, as of 10:00 on the 22nd, Beijing time, there have been more than 820,000 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States, reaching 824147 cases and 44999 deaths.