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Trump signs $900 bn CV-19 relief bill

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on December 23, as they travel to Mar-a-lago for Christmas and New Year’s. AFP

WEST PALM BEACH, United States (AFP) – After delaying for nearly a week and under pressure from all sides, US President Donald Trump finally signed a massive $900 billion stimulus bill Sunday, in a long-sought boost for millions of Americans and businesses battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

“I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP (Paycheck Protection Programmes), return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more,” the president said in a statement from his Christmas vacation at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.


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