Tag: emergency fund

Pope sets up fund to help Covid-19 victims

Pope Francis has contributed US $ 750,000 to the emergency fund he set up to help people who have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Australia adds $38 billion to tighten lockdown steps

Australia's government will spend additional A$66.4 billion ($38.50 billion) as part of a second stimulus package to shelter the economy from the financial impact of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday, as states moved to impose major lockdowns.

Belgium to unlock €1 billion for hospitals

Belgium's newly formed federal government will provide 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) urgently to help hospitals face the coronavirus crisis as the situation in the coming days become "extremely intense" for healthcare services, it said on Friday.