Gov’t considers $1.13 billion support package for residents affected by COVID-19
A street vendor wearing a mask walks along a street in Hanoi on May 31. (Representational image only.) | Photo Credit: AFP
The new resolution is expected to expand the scope of beneficiaries to include freelancers.
Earlier on Friday, the Politburo agreed that more support policies are needed for employees and employers facing difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April last year, the Government issued Resolution No. 42/NQ-CP specifying measures to support those hit by COVID-19 with total funding of nearly VND62 trillion ($2.69 billion).
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