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Mar 12, 2020
2:27PM

Australia unveils 11.4 billion US dollars stimulus package to stave off recession amid coronavirus outbreak

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Australia on Thursday put forward a 11.4 billion US dollars stimulus package to stave off a recession due to the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The package includes cash payments for small businesses and welfare recipients.

Australia has recorded more than 120 cases of the virus and three deaths. The World Health Organization declared the global coronavirus crisis as a pandemic on Wednesday causing, jolting markets worldwide and raising the sense of urgency surrounding efforts to contain it.

The Australian government will spend 7.1 billion US dollars before June 30, the end of the financial year, with the remainder to be spent before July 2021.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the package would provide an immediate stimulus to Australia's economy. Up to 6.5 million people - nearly a quarter of the country's population on government benefits will receive one-off payments of 485 US dollars.

The stimulus measures were announced following a 1.6 billion US dollar health package, which includes up to 100 coronavirus fever clinics to be set up.

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