March 19, 2020 / 4:06 AM / 15 days ago

Mexican lower house approves emergency fund for coronavirus use

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a bill to create a fund that would free up nearly 181 billion pesos (6.52 billion pounds) for use in emergencies such as combating coronavirus.

The bill now passes to the Mexican Senate.

Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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