Direct Payments as Part of Coronavirus Plan Expected to Be Issued to Americans Within 3 Weeks | 22 Words

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll be aware that the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc across the world - and things only seem to be getting worse.

With much of the states in lockdown, and people unable to work, President Trump announced a payment plan for Americans. Now, it looks like direct payments could be paid within 3 weeks.

Keep scrolling for all the details.

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, world leaders have been left with little choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...

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And many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.

And it didn't take long for the virus to reach us here in the States.

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Our first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.

And, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.

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Since the first COVID-19 patient in Washington, there have been 65,342 more confirmed cases across the country and 922 deaths.

Several cities have declared states of emergencies...

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Last week, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.

He also announced a temporary travel ban...

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Which prohibits any travel between the United States and any European country, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Yep, things are getting pretty serious.

And many people have been descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it.

Many people have been unable to work due to much of the States going on lockdown.

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People working in industries such as travel and dining have had their workplaces shut down due to the epidemic.

President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin promised that Americans will receive direct payments.

“These will be payments to small businesses, we've talked about loan guarantees to critical industries such as airlines and hotels, and we've also talked about a stimulus package to the American worker," Mnuchin previously stated.

Now, over a week on, progress seems to have been made...

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Mnuchin announced at today's press briefing that: “Our expectation is within three weeks we will have direct payments out."

The news comes after the $2.2 trillion bipartisan stimulus plan goes to the Senate for voting.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the unprecedented response from the Senate to protect American workers and American business."