TOPPING our NEWS SEGMENT at this hour.
Lawmakers have GRANTED.. the GREENLIGHT to a RECORD BUDGET for 20-22.
OVER 6-HUNDRED TRILLION WON ABOUT 5-hundred-15 BILLION U.S. dollars has been EARMARKED to SUPPORT economic recovery efforts AND to ease the PLIGHT of those hard hit by the pandemic.
IN FACT more than one-tenth of the budget will seek to prop up small businesses affected by the pandemic.
First -- by direct COMPENSATION -- with businesses getting. a minimum of 4-hundred-25 U.S. dollars.
Second -- by boosting domestic consumption -- VIA the ROLLOUT of 25 billion U.S. dollars of local currency coupons.
MEANWHILE some SIX BILLION dollars will be SET ASIDE for ANTI-VIRUS.HEALTH CARE efforts including securing anti-viral pills. for some 400-thousand people and adding 4-thousand hospital beds for severely ill patients.