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Coronavirus: payment of special allowances begins on Tuesday

The ministry of labour

The payment of special emergency benefits to 167,000 beneficiaries, employees and self-employed persons begins on Tuesday, the labour ministry announced.

There are 240,000 potential beneficiaries, while 11,000 applicants filed incorrect details and were asked by the ministry via SMS to correct the details.

The ministry received 9,069 applications for special sick leave allowance, 14,348 for special childcare benefits, and 21,593 for the allowance for self-employed persons.

In addition, 22,528 companies applied for money covering suspended or partly suspended operations and the provision of special unemployment benefits concerning 154,093 employees.

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