Covid19: Japan's Abe to give cash payments to all citizens
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Covid19: Japan's Abe to give cash payments to all citizens

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In order to give direct relief to the people who are reeling under Covid19 pandemic, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to give cash payments to all citizens.

He is currently mulling to change a draft supplementary budget to allow blanket cash payouts to all citizens, a government official said. The Coronavirus pandemic bites deeper in the world's third-largest economy.

Under the current supplementary budget plan, the government sets aside money to fund cash payouts of 300,000 yen ($2,784) but only for households whose income is judged to have been hit by the coronavirus.

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