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US$2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package passes US Senate, heads to House

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WASHINGTON: The US Senate unanimously passed the nation's largest-ever rescue package late Wednesday (Mar 25), a US$2 trillion lifeline to suffering Americans, critically depleted hospitals and an economy all ravaged by a rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis.

The measure cleared the Senate 96-0 after days of tumultuous, sometimes bitter negotiations and debate, as the US death toll for the pandemic soared past 1,000, with 68,000 confirmed infections.

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