3 weeks Good response to Taiwan’s spending voucher program to boost economy hit by COVID-19 Inquirer
TAIPEI --- Since mid-July, 88-year-old retiree Lin Chen Yueh-li has been shopping at 7-11 convenience stores more frequently, as she is getting more than what she pays for. She is among at least 21.5 million people in Taiwan who have cash vouchers that can be used to purchase a wide range of goods and services, under a government program to invigorate the economy hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwanese and foreign spouses with permanent residency pay NT$1,000 (S$47) each for NT$3,000 vouchers that are valid until the end of the year. The payment is waived for low-income or disadvantaged households. ... more