March 5, 2020 / 7:41 PM / in a month

U.S. Senate passes, sends to Trump, $8.3 billion bill to battle coronavirus

MTA workers disinfect the subway station while people exit the station in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would rush $8.3 billion into efforts to contain a growing coronavirus crisis in the United States, sending it to President Donald Trump for signing into law.

The Senate voted 96-1 in favor of the bill, following House of Representatives passage of the measure on Wednesday by a vote of 415-2.

Reporting by Richard Cowan, Editing by Franklin Paul

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