According to the new law, on the eve of the House of Representatives adopted and approved by the Senate, the United States will introduce paid sick leave and leave for workers who have been diagnosed with a positive result for coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump signed a bill to provide social and financial assistance to Americans infected with coronavirus, in the amount of $ 100 billion. He announced this on Twitter.
According to the new law, sick people will be paid for patients with coronavirus, businesses will receive tax benefits, and food aid will be provided to the poor. In addition, they will be able to take COVID-19 tests for free.
The leader of the parliamentary majority, Mitch McConnell, explained that the plan to implement the necessary measures to support the population was adopted, despite a sufficient number of вЂњreal flawsвЂќ in the document. However, the law was passed by a significant margin as a result of the vote of two houses of the US Congress.
The president added that these measures were developed in order to avoid the development of the economic crisis amid growing unemployment in the country, CNBC reported.
According to official data, more than 8 thousand cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the United States, of which 127 people died. The virus was detected in 50 US states and the District of Columbia.