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Italy Readies Emergency Cash for Workers in Underground Economy

  • Unprecedented move aims to stave off social unrest: officials
  • Government prepares a second stimulus package for lockdown
Pedestrians walk along a usually busy street in Palermo, Italy,.

Pedestrians walk along a usually busy street in Palermo, Italy,.

Photographer: Francesco Militello Mirto/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is preparing an unprecedented emergency handout for workers trapped in Italy’s underground economy, as his government seeks to stave off the risk of social unrest during a nationwide lockdown.