Government supplementary budget for COVID-19 medical and pharma measures Japan 2020

The Japanese government announced the supplementary budged related to the economic stimulus package concerning coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on April 20, 2020. A total expense of around 1.8 trillion Japanese yen was planned for medical and pharmaceutical related measures, 13.9 billion yen of which were for securing the antiviral drug Avigan (Favipiravir). Only 10 billion yen were for supporting the development of vaccines in the country, while close to 22 billion yen were prepared for supporting the development of vaccines internationally.

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Breakdown of governmental supplementary budget for medical and pharmaceutical related measures against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japan announced on April 20, 2020

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

April 20, 2020

Supplementary notes

*To be allocated for measures implemented by local governments regarding Emergency Economic Package, depending on circumstances.
**Includes grants for PCR screening devices, securing hospital beds and facilities for patients with slight symptoms, securing medical equipment, or assisting dispatch of supporting doctors, etc.
***Such as distributing masks to kindergartens, elementary schools, nursing homes, and other facilities.

1 Japanese yen equals 0.0094 U.S. dollars or 0.0085 euros as of May 2020.

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