Lawmakers vote to triple coronavirus bailout funds

22 April, 2020

Courtesy of ICRT


Lawmakers have voted to increase funding for a coronavirus response, relief and revitalization bill from NT$60 billion to NT$210 billion.


The amended bill to boost funding was proposed by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).


Three other versions of a revised coronavirus response bill proposed by opposition parties were voted down.


An opposition Kuomintang (KMT) proposed amendment had included a cash stimulus for middle and low-income individuals.


The new bill amends Article 11 of the Special Act for Prevention, Relief and Revitalization Measures for Severe Pneumonia with Novel Pathogens, which was passed into law by the legislature on 25 February.

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