Eurozone ministers reach 'significant' deal on coronavirus rescue package

Eurozone ministers reach 'significant' deal on coronavirus rescue package

Eurozone finance ministers have reached a "significant" deal on a rescue package for member states impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

Member states earlier this week failed to reach agreement during a marathon teleconference.

However, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed a deal has now been done following another attempt this evening.

He said supports will be available to "governments, employers and citizens".

"It took a few hours to agree, but only because this really matters," Mr Donohoe said in a post on Twitter, calling the agreement a "very important step forward".

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