Washington DC: United States President Donald Trump signed a multi-billion dollar emergency coronavirus economic relief bill that aims to provide assistance to all infected with the disease.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides for free testing of COVID-19, insurance, paid leave for those diagnosed with or caring for someone affected by the virus.
The bill was passed by a vote of 90-8 in the US Senate.
“The Families First Coronavirus Response Act makes emergency supplemental appropriations and other changes to law to help the Nation respond to the coronavirus outbreak,” Trump said in a statement.
Earlier, the US Congress had passed a USD 8.3 billion package of relief measures to fund free COVID-19 tests, meals for children who would normally receive food at now-shuttered schools, accelerated vaccine research, expand unemployment benefits and aid for health departments in individual US states.