Another 85,000 employees received their special allowance today as the Labour Ministry continues to process payments as part of the government’s support schemes for businesses, employees and self-employed affected by the coronavirus lockdown.
In an announcement, the ministry said that today payment was made to about 85,000 employees under the special sick leave allowance and the special unemployment allowance for companies that have completely or partly suspended operations.
Yesterday, transfers were made to 25,000 eligible for the special child care allowance and the special allowance for the self-employed.
Transfers of the remaining allowances will continue in the next days. Efforts to the confirm the bank accounts of those whose applications had discrepancies continues, the ministry added.
It said that where employees did not receive their special allowance, this is because their applications require further processing, it added.