Chile Earmarks US470 Million for Emergency Pandemic Relief

The plan will provide up to US$140 per person for households in cities that have been in lockdown for four of the last five weeks, with a cap of 10 beneficiaries per household.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chilean President Sebastian Piñera on Thursday, January 7th, announced US$470 million in emergency pandemic relief for the country's poorest households amid a resurgence in COVID-19.

The aid will benefit about 3.2 million vulnerable households affected by the health and economic crisis, Pinera told reporters at the government headquarters.

The plan will provide up to US$140 per person for households in cities that have been in lockdown for four of the last five weeks, with a cap of 10 beneficiaries per household.

Smaller aid between US$35 and US$56 will . . .

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