Cabinet to distribute vouchers to boost the economy

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 02 March, 2020
By: Paula Chao

Premier Su Tseng-chang (left) inspected the Central Epidemic Command Center on Monday. (CNA photo)

Taiwan’s Cabinet is planning to distribute vouchers to the public in order to boost the local economy, which has taken a hit from the outbreak of COVID-19.

More than 3,000 people have died, and 89,000 people have become infected since the outbreak began in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December. Most of the cases and fatalities have occurred in the Chinese province of Hubei. As of Monday, Taiwan has 41 confirmed infections, including one fatality.

Premier Su Tseng-chang spoke on Monday about the plan to hand out government vouchers to stimulate domestic consumption. He said the goal is to boost economic momentum and revive the local industries hardest hit in the outbreak.    [FULL  STORY]

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