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Sri Lankda: Food packages to low income persons

dailymirror.lk (23.03.2020) Samurdhi Authority should issue title certificates to Samurdhi and low income families immediately for issuing nutritious food items to low income persons. They should be provided with rice, dhal and salt on a weekly basis with their food cards.

Samurdhi and low income families will be issued certificates in order to receive food items such as rice, dhal and salt on a weekly basis with their food cards. 

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has decided to grant relief to the public due to the current situation in the country with the spread of the Coronavirus.

 

These relief measure will be effective from today (23).

The President has issued directives to the Central Bank Governo

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Sri Lanka: Grace period for the payment of income tax

dailymirror.lk (23.03.2020) A grace period for the payment of income  tax and VAT, driving licence renewal fee, water bills and assessment tax less than Rs. 15,000, monthly credit card bills less than Rs. 50,000, be extended until April 30th.

A grace period for the payment of income  tax and VAT, driving licence renewal fee, water bills and assessment tax less than Rs. 15,000, monthly credit card bills less than Rs. 50,000, be extended until April 30th.

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has decided to grant relief to the public due to the current situation in the country with the spread of the Coronavirus.

These relief measure will be effective from today (23).

The President has issued directives to the Central Bank Governor, all min

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Bahamas: Unemployment benefit to dismissed employess

nib-bahamas.com (23.03.2020) The Unemployment Benefit is payable where an employed person is temporarily laid off because of the negative impacts of COVID-19. The benefit is payable for up to 13 weeks at a rate of 50% of the employee's average insured income.

The Unemployment Benefit is payable where an employed person is temporarily laid off because of the negative impacts of COVID-19. The benefit is payable for up to 13 weeks at a rate of 50% of the employee's average insured income.

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Bahamas: Sickness benefit to employees quarantined

nib-bahamas.com (20.03.2020) The National Insurance Act & Regulations provides for the payment of Sickness Benefit when a worker is quarantined. Employees with at least 40 contributions to the NIB, have a doctor's certificate and the employer's confirmation. The benefit is 60% of the insured…

The National Insurance Act & Regulations provides for the payment of Sickness Benefit when a worker is quarantined. Employees with at least 40 contributions to the NIB, have a doctor's certificate and the employer's confirmation. The benefit is 60% of the insured's average insured income and…

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Bahamas: Unemployment assistance for self-employed in the tourism sector

nib-bahamas.com (23.03.2020) The Government of The Bahamas, in collaboration with the National Insurance Board (NIB), is responding to bring financial support to self-employed Bahamians in the tourism sector whose income sources have been disrupted by COVID-19. While the programme will be…

The Government of The Bahamas, in collaboration with the National Insurance Board (NIB), is responding to bring financial support to self-employed Bahamians in the tourism sector whose income sources have been disrupted by COVID-19. While the programme will be administered by the National…

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Bahamas: Early pension payments

nib-bahamas.com (02.04.2020) The National Insurance Board is anticipating the old-age pension payments.

The National Insurance Board is anticipating the old-age pension payments.

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Greece: Placement of the Minister of Finance Mr. Christos Staikouras, for the second set of measures to deal with the effects of the coronavirus

minfin.gr (24.03.2020)

All employees for whom their employment contract is temporarily suspended, due to the suspension of the operation of the company with a state mandate, will receive compensation in early April, from the state budget, amounting to 800 euros. The measure concerns…

A transfer of Euro 800 (made in early April) to about 500,000 employees in companies/businesses closed because of COVID (also self-employed workers). Government also fully covers the payment of their social security contributions.

The Government's fight against the spread of the corona, but also its consequences, has started in time, it is multi-layered, well planned and decisive.
Protecting human life an

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Turkey: Social Security Payment Extensions Due to COVID-19

orbitax.com (20.03.2020) Turkey's Social Security Institution has issued a release announcing that six-month extensions are being provided for social security contribution payments due to COVID-19. The extensions are provided based on the deadline extensions for force majeure announced by the…

Payment to social security contributions have been extended by 6 months. The months deferred are April, May and June.

Turkey Provides Social Security Payment Extensions Due to COVID-19

Turkey's Social Security Institution has issued a 

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Lebanon: launches coronavirus aid measures with cash payments

aljazeera.com (08.04.2020)

Lebanon's Social Affairs Ministry announced it is launching an aid programme for those most in need as the country's worst economic crisis in a generation is exacerbated by a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. In its first phase, the 75…

75 billion Lebanese pound programme aims to provide one-time cash assistance of 400,000 Lebanese pounds ($140 at current parallel market exchange rates) to about 187,500 families.

Beirut, Lebanon - Lebanon's Social Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday it is launching an aid programme for those most in need as the country's worst economic crisis in a generation is exacerbated by a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus.

In its first phase, the 75 b

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Albania: Increase of amount of cash transfer benefit for families

gazetaexpress.com (24.03.2020) The Prime Minister further stated that the government will give twice the money it gives per month to families in need. Rama: Also, the amount that the Albanian state pays in peacetime for economic assistance is 340 million ALL per month. We know that in those…

Families recipients of the cash transfer will receive a double amount.

Prime Minister Rama has stated that the government has decided to give more money to small business and families in need in these difficult times of coronavirus.

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Egypt: Protect, Provide, and Progress: Egypt's International Response in the COVID-19 Fight

egyptianstreets.com (06.04.2020)

Ministry of Social Solidarity added 60,000 households to Takaful and Karama Programs. An additional 100,000 will be added as the budget will increase to 19.3 Billion EGP compared to 18.5 billion EGP.  The government also increased payments to women…

Ministry of Social Solidarity added 60,000 households to Takaful and Karama Programs. An additional 100,000 will be added as the budget will increase to 19.3 Billion EGP compared to 18.5 billion EGP.  The government also increased payments to women community leaders in rural areas from EGP 350…

 

Credit: Ministry of International Cooperation

As the numbers now stand, over a million people globally are infected with the novel coronavirus. The world is currently threatened by a disease that is more contagious than SARS, which brings up the necessary question: will the worl

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Albania: We double the fund for small business salaries and families in need

gazetaexpress.com (24.03.2020) Prime Minister Rama has stated that the government has decided to give more money to small business and families in need in these difficult times of coronavirus. Through a message on the social network, Rama took as an example the case of a self-employed family…

Cash benefit to self-employed families amounting to 710 million Albanian leks.

Prime Minister Rama has stated that the government has decided to give more money to small business and families in need in these difficult times of coronavirus.

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Czech Republic: Antivirus Employment Protection Program

mpsv.cz (31.03.2020)

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the government approved a proposal to modify the Antivirus employment protection program. This program. The is designed to help businesses protect their jobs . The state will use the Labor Office of the Czech Republic to compensate…

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the government approved a proposal to modify the Antivirus employment protection program. This program. The is designed to help businesses protect their jobs . The state will use the Labor Office of the Czech Republic to compensate companies for the funds paid out. …

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République démocratique du Congo: Communique Officiel : Mesures Préventives et Sanitaires Contre le Coronavirus (COVID-19)

fonctionpublique.gouv.cd (23.03.2020)

Ainsi au regard de ces mesures, les dispositions suivantes sont de stricte application : 1.Seul le personnel essentiel est tenu d’assurer le service minimum ; 2.Aucun bureau ne peut abriter plus de 5 (cinq) agents ; 3.Les lave-mains sont placés dans…

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Tunisie: La CNSS annonce des mesures exceptionnelles

businessnews.com.tn (23.03.2020)

La Caisse nationale a appelé les non-salariés détenteurs d’une carte bancaire à ne pas se déplacer et à verser leurs cotisations sur le site internet de la CNSS : www.cnss.tn. Les employeurs qui détiennent un certificat électronique sont aussi appelés à…

The Caisse Nationale has called on non-salaried bank card holders not to commute and to pay their contributions on the CNSS website: www.cnss.tn. Employers who hold an electronic certificate are also called upon to subscribe remotely to the wage declaration service and pay their contributions on…

Mars 2020, ses adhérents, employeurs et non-salariés, que les déclarations de salaire et les versements des cotisations au titre du premier trimestre de 2020 se tiendront dans les délais habituels soit le 1er avril.  

 

La CNSS a précisé que les cotisations supportées par les patr

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Tunisie: CNSS: La déclaration des salaires et le paiement des cotisations au titre du 1er trimestre de 2020 auront lieu dans les délais habituels

webmanagercenter.com (23.03.2020)

La déclaration des salaires et le paiement des cotisations au titre du 1er trimestre de 2020 auront lieu dans les délais habituels. La CNSS a décidé de retarder de trois mois le paiement des cotisations devant être payées par les employeurs au titre du…

The CNSS has decided to delay by three months the payment of contributions to be paid by employers for the 2nd quarter of 2020 until the beginning of July, provided that the jobs created are preserved.

La Caisse nationale de sécurité sociale a annoncé lundi, dans un communiqué, que la déclaration des salaires et le paiement des cotisations au titre du premier trimestre de 2020 pour ses affiliés employeurs et travailleurs non salariés auront lieu dans les délais habituels et ce, à partir du 1er

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British Virgin Islands: Early payment of pensions and alternative payment channels

vissb.vg (26.03.2020) The Social Security Board (SBB) anticipated payments of old-age pensions. In addition, alternative payment channels have been activated, such as payment to credit cards and wire transfers.

The Social Security Board (SBB) anticipated payments of old-age pensions. In addition, alternative payment channels have been activated, such as payment to credit cards and wire transfers.

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Anguilla: Payment of social security contributions now online

ssbai.com (01.04.2020) In adherence to the safety protocols our Office is currently closed to the public until further notice. However, in an effort to continue serving you and ensure business continuity, the Board has introduced the measures outlined below, as we closely monitor the…

Employers and Self-Employed persons can now make their contribution payments online via the NCBA Online/Internet Banking service.

Dear Valued Customers & Stakeholders

At the Social Security Board, you can be certain that we are committed to doing everything in our power to support you during these uncertain times. In adherence to the safety protocols our Office is currently closed to the public until further

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Zimbabwe: NSSA contributes towards fight against COVID-19

nssa.org.zw (31.03.2020) The National Social Security Authority contributes to national efforts related to the coronavirus crisis by providing facilities and contribution to health equipment. In addition,  a one-off discretionary transfer amounting to one monthly pension is paid to…

The National Social Security Authority contributes to national efforts related to the coronavirus crisis by providing facilities and contribution to health equipment. In addition,  a one-off discretionary transfer amounting to one monthly pension is paid to old-age pensioners in…

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Switzerland: Coronavirus considered as an occupational disease for activities with a hightened risk

Le Covid-19 peut-il être reconnu comme une maladie professionnelle?

Oui, il peut s’agir d’une maladie professionnelle, à condition que les collaborateurs exerçant l’activité professionnelle en question soient exposés à un risque bien plus élevé de contracter le…

Cornoavirus is recognized as an occupational disease for workers having an activity presenting a hightened risk such as medical personnel. 

Other workers with some risk, but more limited (for exemple vendors) are not concerned.

Le Covid-19 peut-il être reconnu comme une maladie professionnelle?

Oui, il peut s’agir d’une maladie professionnelle, à condition que les collaborateurs exerçant l’activité professionnelle en question soient exposés à un risque bien plus élevé de contracter le coronavirus

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Saudi Arabia: Government to pay 60% of wages for citizens working in private sector for 3 months

saudigazette.com.sa (03.04.2020) JEDDAH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Friday ordered the government to pay 60 percent of the Saudi employees’ salaries for a period of three months amounting up to SR9 billion ($2.39 billion), Saudi Press Agency reported. The financial support…

Instead of laying off employees due to the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, employers can apply for wage compensation to the General Organization for Social Insurance, claiming 60 per cent of the registered wage for a duration of three months, at a maximum of SR9,000…

JEDDAH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Friday ordered the government to pay 60 percent of the Saudi employees’ salaries for a period of three months amounting up to SR9 billion ($2.39 billion), Saudi Press Agency reported.

The financial support, whi

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Belgium: telework will not impact applicable legislation

The increased use of teleworking due to the coronavirus will not be taken into account for the determination of the applicable social security legislation.

Frontier workers having to telework due to coronavirus-related measures will remain insured in the country of their activity. 

The share of the activity deployed in the home country will not be considered in the determination of the applicable legislation.

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COVID-19 pandemic and applicable legislation

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Thailand: Social Security measures for both employees and employers on Covid-19

pattayamail.com (23.03.2020) Mr. Sutthi Sukosol, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) and Social Security Committee Chairman, said employees who are insured will be entitled to 50 percent of monthly pay in the event of unemployment due to force majeure. This compensation will be…

Social security measures are being implemented for both employers and employees, including unemployment benefits and a reduction in social insurance contributions.

Mr. Sutthi Sukosol, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) and Social Security Committee Chairman, said employees who are insured will be entitled to 50 percent of monthly pay in the event of unemployment due to force majeure. This compensation will be paid for a maximum of 180 days p

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Netherlands: No effect of telework on coverage of frontier workers

Coronavirus and living or working across the border: social insurance does not change in principle The government has taken temporary measures to ensure that the coronavirus does not spread further. Many people therefore have to work from home. For frontier workers this may mean that they work…

Frontier workers having to telework from their domicile in another country remain insured in the country of activity.

Coronavirus and living or working across the border: social insurance does not change in principle

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India: Government Allows Provident Fund Withdrawals As Emergency Measure

bloombergquint.com (26.03.2020) The Indian government will make amendments to the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act to allow members to withdraw up to 75 percent of their balance in the fund or three months’ wages, whichever is lower, as an emergency measure to tide…

The Indian government will make amendments to the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act to allow members to withdraw up to 75 percent of their balance in the fund or three months’ wages, whichever is lower, as an emergency measure to tide over any difficulties arising from

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