Czechs hope special COVID currency will boost economy

Prague (AFP) – A Czech town will soon launch its own “corrent” currency under a project designed to help local businesses hit by the COVID-19 lockdown, its architect said on Tuesday.

Through the Corrency project – whose name is a fusion of the words coronavirus and currency – the town’s residents will receive funds to spend at local shops, restaurants, cinemas and elsewhere.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin