Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that the federal government has set aside nearly A$800 million (US$575 million) to invest in digital technologies as part of its coronavirus recovery plan.
MorrisonÃÂ announced the news Tuesday, saying that the funding is aimed to help the countryÃ¢ÂÂs businesses recover from the economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as create more jobs.
While Australia hasnÃ¢ÂÂt been hit as badly as nations like the U.S. and India by the virus, itÃ¢ÂÂs still seen around 27,000 cases and nearly 900 deaths in total, according to its official figures.
After seeing growth for a record 30 years, the coronavirus has now tipped the country into a recession as lockdowns sent spending spiraling.
The US$575 million investment, to be concreted in the 2020 budget, is part of MorrisonÃ¢ÂÂs plan to bounce back from the pandemic.
In the announcement, he sets out that varying amounts