The US Congress on Thursday approved a new $ 483 billion aid plan to support the economy and hospitals in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic while strengthening screening capacities. Often masked, in a regularly disinfected hemicycle, the members of the House of Representatives adopted these measures by 388 votes for and five against, with one abstention. President Donald Trump supports this new plan and is expected to promulgate it quickly.
The epidemic has now killed 49,759 people in the United States after one of the worst human tolls recorded in 24 hours, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday evening. Between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening and Thursday evening, 3,176 deaths linked to Covid-19 were recorded in the country, by far the most bereaved by the virus, according to official figures. At the end of last week, the United States had recorded two very heavy daily reports (more than 3,800 and 4,500 dead), but these were in part due to the addition of deaths “probably linked” to the Covid -19, which had previously not been taken into account.
In addition to these two reports, that of 3,176 dead Thursday evening is the deadliest ever recorded in a country in one day since the start of the pandemic, which has killed nearly 190,000 people worldwide. Despite these alarming figures, several American states such as Texas, Vermont, and Georgia have decided to embark on the path of deconfinement, by authorizing certain businesses to reopen.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved $484 billion in fresh relief for the U.S. economy and hospitals hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, sending the measure to the House of Representatives for final passage later this week.
The bill, approved on a voice vote by the handful of senators present in the near-empty chamber, was hurried along shortly after congressional leaders and the White House brokered an agreement.
The House is expected to vote on Thursday on what would be the fourth coronavirus-response law. Taken together, the four measures amount to about $3 trillion in aid since last month to confront a crisis that has killed more than 43,000 Americans.