March 20, 2020 / 2:20 PM / 20 days ago

Swiss announce $32.6 billion economic aid package amid virus spread

ZURICH, March 20 (Reuters) - Switzerland has announced a new 32 billion Swiss franc ($32.56 billion) aid package to support companies and workers hit by the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Friday.

The government also banned gatherings of more than five people as it ramped up its response to the epidemic which has so far claimed 43 lives and forced a shutdown of businesses across the country.

$1 = 0.9829 Swiss francs Reporting by John Revill

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