New decision supports people in difficult circumstances amid COVID-19

The Prime Minister has issued Decision 15/2020/QĐ-TTg regulating the implementation of policies to support people facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, there are seven groups of subjects entitled to support, including employees who must postpone the performance of labour contracts or leave without pay; household businesses; employees whose employment contracts have been terminated but are not eligible for unemployment benefits; workers who do not have labour contracts and have lost their jobs; people with meritorious services to the nation; the poor, near-poor households and social protection beneficiaries; and employers using loans for the payment of salaries for their labourers during the work stoppage.

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