Pandemic-hit workers anxiously wait for aid
According to statistics of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, in the second quarter of 2021, up to 12.8 million Vietnamese people aged 15 and older were negatively affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, including those who lost their jobs, had to take time off or rotate work, or had reduced working hours and decreased income. Compared to the previous quarter, an additional 3.7 million workers were negatively affected by the pandemic.
The Government recently issued Resolution 68 to support employees and employers with a total amount of VND26 trillion, focusing on 12 groups of people, with aid from VND1.5 to VND3.71 million per person. In addition to freelance workers, the conditions to get aid from this package are said to be simpler than the previous support package of VND62 trillion.