“Thank you to the National Congress. We appreciate the commitment of the entire political class at this difficult moment that all Paraguayans are experiencing. We are already working with the team to guarantee the effective and transparent use of each guarani (national currency of Paraguay – ed.),” Abdo wrote on Twitter, posting pictures of the signing of the law on emergency measures.
The adoption by the Senate of the text of the law on emergencies allowed the executive branch to urgently allocate $ 1.6 billion to combat the coronavirus epidemic and its consequences. Half a billion dollars will go to directly strengthen the health system and ensure the supply of medicines and equipment.
The government intends to subsidize low gas prices, as well as free citizens from paying utility bills and provide the poor with full coverage of medical expenses.
In Paraguay, 41 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, 3 people died.
The latest data on the situation with COVID-19 in Russia and the world are presented on the stopkoronavirus.ru portal.
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