Japan to give more financial aid for hospitals fighting pandemic

Japan’s new economic package will include increased subsidies for medical institutions to help them secure more beds for novel coronavirus patients, a government draft of the stimulus showed Thursday. As for companies maintaining employment despite worsening business conditions, the government plans to extend its financial aid for two months beyond December, with the daily payment of up to 15,000 yen per employee to remain unchanged, according to the document. It will also raise the amount of subsidies for local governments which can be used to assist restaurants that shorten operating hours, …

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