France to give 45 billion euro in aid to help businesses amid coronavirus

People walk in face masks in Paris. (AFP)

France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Tuesday announced a 45-billion euro ($50-billion) aid package to help businesses and their employees cope with the coronavirus crisis.

Le Maire also said the government was forecasting a one-percent drop in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020.

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