, April 1. According to Reuters, with the spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Swiss government said on April 1 that Switzerland would introduce more economic assistance measures to help companies affected by the epidemic.

According to the latest data from the Swiss Federal Ministry of Public Health, as of April 1, local time, more than 17,000 new cases of new coronary pneumonia have been diagnosed in Switzerland, with 378 deaths.

To cope with the economic impact of the epidemic, the government has asked the Ministry of Finance to submit a proposal by April 3 to expand emergency liquidity programs to help businesses affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic. Proposals may include protecting start-ups from bankruptcy, expanding financial support for self-employed, etc.

It is reported that this will add extra weight to its largest aid plan in history. To date, the Swiss government has allocated 42 billion Swiss francs to help companies respond to the crisis. In recent days, banks have lent more than CHF 10 billion in government loans without interest or low interest.