US President Trump has signed his bill under a law sent to him by Congress to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
It was announced on Thursday that both the House of Representatives and the Senate agreed to make 8.3 billion dollars of government money available.
Approximately 2.6 billion euros will be spent on research into vaccines, aids to diagnose the virus and treatment of patients.
Almost 2 billion is invested in activities to prevent the spread, for example, by paying more attention to prevention. A billion goes to international efforts to ward off the coronavirus.
Trump has received a lot of criticism for having reacted too loosely to the arrival of the virus in America.