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In case you missed this earlier: Germany will plough €130bn (US$146 billion) into a stimulus package to kick-start an economy severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.
Under the wide-ranging measures outlined in a 15-page document, value-added tax will be temporarily slashed, families will receive 300 euros for each child, while those who purchase electric cars will see a government rebate doubled to €6,000.
Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me, Helen Sullivan.