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According to the Italian daily, La Stamp, the Italian government is ready to spend about 15 to 15 billion euros to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus emergency.

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Today on the table of the Council of Ministers a new package of economic measures. 

The possibility of a two-step intervention is evaluated. 

Still in doubt the measures in favor of self-employed, seasonal workers and craftsmen. 

A study on commercial rents is under consideration.

Italian Civil Protection Agency said on Thursday, the death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has jumped in the last 24 hours by 189 to 1,016, a rise of 23%.

Meanwhile, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that the measures to soften economic impact of virus will cost dozens of billions of euros.

He added that they will remove the limits on state-financed compensation for workers put on short working time scheme.

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