Government adds NIS 480 million for groups in need to virus handout plan

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Jul 23, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area
Government adds NIS 480 million for groups in need to virus handout plan

The government on Wednesday night approved adding NIS 480 million ($140 million) to the budget for a coronavirus economic package announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week, bringing the estimated total cost of the proposal to NIS 6.48 billion ($1.89 billion).

The additional funds will pay for larger handouts for Israelis who are more in need of financial aid. The change in the plan was made following demands by the Blue and White party, the Ynet news site reported.

Full Story (The Times of Israel)


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