With jobs lost to Covid-19, Vietnamese struggle to make ends meet

Hundreds of thousands of people who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to pay their bills. Though Vietnam has been among the earliest countries in the world to contain the virus and revive its economy, people are struggling to find jobs and are relying mostly on unemployment benefits to survive.

Although the government has announced a VND62 trillion ($2.7 billion) support package to benefit 20 million people affected by the pandemic, workers said they have trouble accessing it due to the large volume of paperwork needed to prove they lost their income due to the pandemic.

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