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U.S. House passes $8.3bn bill to combat Wuhan coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed an $8.3 billion emergency funding bill yesterday to combat Wuhan coronavirus outbreak as the death toll in the U.S. reached 11.

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Topics: U.S.    WUHAN    CORONAVIRUS   

The bipartisan bill cleared the House floor with a 415-2 vote which came hours after congressional leaders from both chambers agreed on a deal to fight the novel coronavirus, officially known as Wuhan coronavirus.

The Senate is expected to vote on the bill Thursday.

The measure provides $7.76 billion to agencies fighting the disease.

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