102-Year-Old Woman Survives Coronavirus, Now Recovering At Home

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Help is on the way for millions of Americans impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump signed a historic 2.2 trillion dollar stimulus package into law Friday. He says, “This is going to save companies that are incredible companies that are going to need some help because of what happened.”

The stimulus plan suspends student loan payments, adds protections against foreclosure and also helps the airline and travel industries. Trump says, “The legislation extends a vital lifeline to American families and American workers.” Single individuals could receive as much as $1,200 if you make $75,000 or less a year. Couples may get as much as $2,400. That amount would reduce the more you make. Most parents would get $500 per child.

Treasure Secretary Steve Mnuchin says Americans could receive funds in three weeks through direct deposit, or by check. He says, “We are committed to move forward quickly, and we’re going to get money in people’s pockets quickly”

The economic aid package has $350 billion for small business loans. A portion could be forgiven if businesses continue to employ and pay their workers. It’s unknown how long it could take for small businesses to receive loans, but government officials hope to expedite the process. Trump says, “I really think we are going to be stronger than ever and we will be protected from a lot of this.”

Also, a 102-year-old woman in Italy has conquered the coronavirus. Italica Grondona spent more than 20 days in the hospital. The doctors gave her the nickname ‘Highlander the Immortal’ and says she represents a hope for all elderly people facing the pandemic. She is now recovering in her home.

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