U.S. lawmakers may vote on coronavirus response bill as soon as next week - source

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on an emergency bill aimed at providing funding for the country's coronavirus response as soon as next week, a congressional source said on Friday.

Negotiators were looking at approving between $6 to $8 billion in funding for the response, the source said, significantly higher than the $2.5 billion the White House had requested.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Lisa Lambert)