€38 billion relief plan announced by Austria

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Austria will spend up to 38 billion euros to secure jobs and keep companies afloat, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday, joining other European countries providing more funds to limit the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Roughly 1,650 people in Austria have been infected and four have died from the virus.

The country has minimized air traffic, put ski regions under lockdown, closed its schools and most shops, urged Austrians to self-isolate, and introduced border controls with Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

From midnight, Austria will also make checks at the German border, a measure that its northern neighbour introduced on Monday.

Via Reuters 

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