The UN has a plan for COVID-19. It said poor people should get a basic income. The money would let 2.7 billion people in 132 countries stay at home. This would cut the risk of the virus spreading. It would cost $199 billion per month. The world must take special action because we have not had COVID-19 before.
A basic income would go to people and not big businesses. The UN said the money would help people in lockdown and small businesses. It would also slow down COVID-19. Many people do not have insurance or a contract. There are also many low-paid people. The UN said refugees and disabled people also need help.