(Bloomberg) -- Germany will extend a program designed to stop millions of workers losing their jobs, while France is preparing to announce a 100 billion-euro ($118 billion) stimulus plan next week.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump capped the second night of the Republican convention with a speech that focused on the ravages from the coronavirus.

Japan’s virus czar said the country faces a second wave of Covid-19 cases larger than the first. South Korea ordered striking doctors back to work as several countries in Asia tightened restrictions on travelers from South Korea.

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Germany allocated about 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion) more to help Europe’s biggest economy recover from the coronavirus crisis by extending until the end of 2021 a program that has stopped millions of people from losing their jobs. Subsidies known in German as “Kurzarbeit,” originally intended for 12 months, pay the bulk of paychecks and allow companies to hold on to workers during an economic shock.

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