20 million people to benefit from COVID-19 relief package

Saturday, 2020-04-04 17:55:54
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VND1.8 million per month will be given to employees whose labour contracts are temporarily suspended or are enduring unpaid leave. (Illustrative image)
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NDO – A financial support package worth VND61.58 trillion (US$2.61 billion) will be launched to ensure social security amid the COVID-19 pandemic, benefiting approximately 20 million people, according to Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung.

The package includes VND35.88 trillion from the State budget.

The package will prioritise providing cash to revolutionary contributors, policy beneficiary people, vulnerable people, needy people, laid-off employees, unpaid leave, micro business households, and unemployed workers.

A financial support of VND500,000 per month will be given to revolutionary contributors and VND1 million per month will be given to policy beneficiaries in April, May and June.

Meanwhile, VND1.8 million per month will be given to employees whose labour contracts are temporarily suspended or are enduring unpaid leave. VND1 million per month will be provided for employees who are laid off but are not eligible for receiving unemployment allowances.

Meanwhile, micro business households will be provided with 0% loans.