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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s parliament approved a supplementary budget of 7.8 trillion won ($6.72 billion) on Tuesday to aid households and small businesses facing mass closures amid tight social distancing restrictions to curb coronavirus outbreaks.
Total fiscal spending to fight the pandemic amounts to about 277 trillion won, according to the ministry. ($1 = 1,160.9100 won)