A cyclist rides past a mural of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on March 20, 2020. Photo: AP A cyclist rides past a mural of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on March 20, 2020. Photo: AP
A cyclist rides past a mural of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on March 20, 2020. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Duterte to sign US$5 billion emergency bill to fund virus testing, subsidies for low-income families

  • Some 18 million households will receive handouts to cope with the pandemic, while the package will also go towards hospitals and equipment for health workers
  • The final version of the law removes a controversial section that would have granted Duterte sweeping powers to take over private firms, including banks

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A cyclist rides past a mural of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on March 20, 2020. Photo: AP A cyclist rides past a mural of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on March 20, 2020. Photo: AP
A cyclist rides past a mural of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on March 20, 2020. Photo: AP
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