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Trump’s Aides Drafting Economic Steps to Fight Virus Fallout

  • Proposals being debated include expansion of paid sick leave
  • Package hasn’t been presented to Trump, and timing is unclear
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The Trump administration is drafting measures to blunt the economic fallout from coronavirus and help slow its spread in the U.S., including a temporary expansion of paid sick leave and possible help for companies facing disruption from the outbreak, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The economic package is still being debated and hasn’t yet been presented to President Donald Trump. Some of its components could change, while others, such as a sick leave plan, may require congressional action.