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Vietnam to offer up to $1.27 bln in cash to virus-hit families

Vietnam to offer up to $1.27 bln in cash to virus-hit families

Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 10:36 GMT+7
Vietnam to offer up to $1.27 bln in cash to virus-hit families
Two women carry donated rice home in Vietnam. Photo: Son Lam / Tuoi Tre

HANOI -- Vietnam will offer 28 trillion-30 trillion dong ($1.19 billion to $1.27 billion) in cash to low-income earners hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the government said on Tuesday.

Poor families and household businesses forced to close during the pandemic will each receive 1 million dong a month in the second quarter this year, it said in a statement.

People who lost jobs were also eligible for the aid, it added.

Reuters

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