Congress and the White House have come to an agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package to counter the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, the Washington Post reports.
The measure, which the Post says the Senate is to vote on today before sending it to the House of Representatives, includes funds for businesses, individuals, and states that lawmakers hope will aid those affected by the outbreak. According to Vox, the bill would provide $500 billion in emergency loans for businesses and municipalities as well as boost unemployment insurance and provide a one-time direct payment to adults who have an annual income below a certain threshold.
It also includes $100 billion in funding for hospitals, $1 billion for the Indian Health Service, and funds to boost the supply of medical equipment.
Two other, smaller outbreak relief bills have previously been passed, the Post notes. Those provided assurances that testing for SARS-CoV-2 would be covered by insurers and $8.3 billion in emergency funding for the healthcare system.