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Japanese government considers action to boost economy

11 Mar 2020 12:39 PM

The Japanese government is considering a possible emergency economic measures in April to help households and businesses deal with the coronavirus outbreak, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The possible measures are separate from the steps unveiled on Tuesday and could include financial support for households with working parents, the paper said.

Yesterday, the government announced a second spending package totaling 430.8 billion yen ($4.1 billion) to counter the economic impact of the virus, with a focus on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises.

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