March 19, 2020 / 4:03 AM / 11 days ago

Mexican lower house approves emergency fund for coronavirus use

MEXICO CITY, March 18 (Reuters) - Mexico’s lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a bill to create a fund that would free up nearly 181 billion pesos ($7.5 billion) for use in emergencies such as combating coronavirus.

The bill now passes to the Mexican Senate.

$1 = 24.3011 Mexican pesos Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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