TOKYO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - A senior lawmaker for Japan’s ruling party said a new extra budget of around 30 trillion yen ($290.05 billion) would be reasonable, Jiji news agency reported on Friday.
The reported remarks by Hiroshige Seko, member of the Liberal Democratic Party, follow comments by other policymakers on the need for a third extra budget to deal with the impact of the coronavirus.
Japan has already announced $2.2 trillion across two stimulus packages to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, including cash payments to households and small business loans. ($1 = 103.4300 yen) (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)
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