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Italy to introduce 55 billion euro aid package to support economy

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 10, 2020
The Italian government is finalizing a package worth 55 billion euros to support the country's economy as it battles the coronavirus, a report in the Corriere della Sera newspaper said on Saturday.
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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who is reportedly working out the details this weekend, is to present the package next week, the report said.

Topics: Italy

The 760-page draft includes funds for the tourism, culture and agriculture sectors, which have been particularly badly hit by the crisis. It also includes money for the healthcare system, short-time work and families.

Italy has reported a total of 217,185 coronavirus infections. After Britain, Italy has seen the most deaths in Europe due to the virus.

The European Commission has said that Italy should brace for a severe economic downturn with a gross domestic product set to plunge by nearly 10 percent.