BUSINESS 67b yuan arranged for epidemic prevention, control

BUSINESS

67b yuan arranged for epidemic prevention, control

chinadaily.com.cn

13:38, February 07, 2020

Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in a counting machine at a bank in Beijing. (Photo: Agencies)

The Ministry of Finance is formulating a plan to allocate a second round of special funds for the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus outbreak, said Vice-Finance Minister Yu Weiping on Friday.

Finance authorities at different levels had arranged a total of 66.74 billion yuan ($9.58 billion) for epidemic prevention and control as of 5 pm, Feb 6, with 28.48 billion yuan of the funds having been expended, Yu said at a news conference on Friday.

The nation is capable of guaranteeing the funds for epidemic prevention and control at all regions, Yu said.

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