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MASFAMU addresses impact of covid-19 at AU conference angola

Exceptional measures to safeguard the continued commercial activity of women with precarious businesses to survive

Family benefits, Employment covid19 Published Measures summary http://www.masfamu.gov.ao/vernoticia.aspx?id=49974 socpro
Retiro de cesantías por Covid-19 en Porvenir: consultar cuántos ahorros tengo en línea colombia

Authorizes the withdrawal of "cesantías" to people who became unemployed or their income decreased significantly due to COVID-19. The "cesantía" is, in Colombia, a benefit that every employer must contribute to for its workers so that they can meet their primary needs in the…

Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://colombia.as.com/colombia/2020/04/08/tikitakas/1586300053_992748.html socpro
COVID-19: Call these numbers for free meals – Gender Minister ghana

The government announced hotlines for the needy communities and households to reach them for their food items during the Covid-19 lock down This act has really helped them to start up to provide food for up to four hundred thousand (400, 000) individuals and homes in the affected areas of…

Food and nutrition, Communication covid19 Published Measures summary http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/covid-19-gender-ministry-announces-free… socpro
CONGRESO DE LA REPUBLICA DE GUATEMALA DECRE.TO NUMERO 12-2020 guatemala

Food transfers and vouchers for food, medicine and inputs to prevent COVID19. Program for vulnerable families, including elderly, elderly in nursery homes. Program jointly implemented by Ministry of Social Development and Ministry of Agriculture (700 million quetzals or US$ 91million).

Health, Food and nutrition, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.congreso.gob.gt/assets/uploads/info_legislativo/decretos/90f74-12-2… socpro
Guinea: PM Kassory declines an economic response plan of more than three trillion GNF to Covid-19 guinea

The country new Social Protection agency, the Agence Nationale d’Inclusion Economique et Sociale (ANIES) will distribute sanitation kits to 130,900 households (more than 850,000 people) in 102 subprefectures (1,920 districts) and the special zone of Conakry. This phase will take place from April…

Health covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.guineenews.org/guinee-le-pm-kassory-decline-un-plan-de-riposte-econ… socpro
COVID-19: Procedimiento para acceder al Fondo para la Protección del Empleo guatemala

Wage subsidy to formal workers in private sector whose contract has been suspended with the approval of the Ministry of Labor (75 quetzals or 9.7 dollars per day). Total 2000 million of quetzals (US$260 million). This is part of the Fondo para la Protección del Empleo (Employment Protection Fund…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.guatemala.com/noticias/sociedad/covid-19-procedimiento-para-acceder… socpro
Ghana goment announce free water, 3 month tax holiday give health workers den 50% basic salary give frontline COVID-19 workers ghana

As part of measures to bring some relief to frontline health workers, govt says they will enjoy 50 percent salary increase for three months starting April.

Health, Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-52179929 socpro
Bono Familiar en Guatemala: quién puede y cómo solicitar la ayuda del Mides guatemala

Bono Familia iis a temporary social program created to help Guatemalan families in need who are being affected by the economic crisis generated by Covid-19. Guatemalans who receive this benefit must meet certain economic and social conditions established by state authorities.The Government will…

Family benefits, Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://as.com/diarioas/2020/05/10/actualidad/1589139345_377413.html socpro
Argentina: ANSES reabrió más de 150 delegaciones en todo el país argentina

ANSES (12.06.2020) Con un sistema de turnos programados y garantizando el protocolo sanitario, la ANSES reabrió al público más de 150 Unidades de Atención Integral (UDAI) y oficinas en todo el país. La ANSES irá, progresivamente, realizando la reapertura de sus oficinas teniendo en cuenta la…

 

With a system of scheduled shifts and guaranteeing the health protocol, ANSES reopened more than 150 Comprehensive Care Units (UDAI in Spanish) and offices throughout the country to the public. The ANSES will progressively carry out the reopening of its offices taking into account the…

Con un sistema de turnos programados y garantizando el protocolo sanitario, la ANSES reabrió al público más de 150 Unidades de Atención Integral (UDAI) y oficinas en todo el país.

El organismo se contacta con las personas que tenían trámites pendientes y

Health, Human resources management, Service quality, Service delivery covid19, Covid19_deconfinement_measures, human resources, service delivery Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary http://noticias.anses.gob.ar/noticia/la-anses-reabrio-mas-de-delegaciones-en-to… mmarquez
Bermuda: Re-opening the economy – Phase 4 bermuda

Governmen of Bermuda (25.06.2020) Bermuda will end the State of Emergency on June 30th. This will imply a relaxation of social distancing measures which include gatherings up to a maximum of 50 persons (with the possibility to request largers ones to the Minister of National Security);…

Bermuda will end the State of Emergency on June 30th. This will imply a relaxation of social distancing measures which include gatherings up to a maximum of 50 persons (with the possibility to request largers ones to the Minister of National Security); recreational scuba will be allowed and…

Health covid19, Covid19_deconfinement_measures Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.bm/articles/re-opening-economy-phase-4 mmarquez
Bermuda: Lump-Sum Withdrawals for Occupational Pension Plans for members younger than the retirement age bermuda

ssa.gov (01.06.2020) For members from certain occupational pension plans that are younger than age 65 (the normal retirement age) and who are not yet retired may request one-time withdrawals of up to B$12,000 (US$12,000) from their account balances. The deadline for requests is June 30, 2021,…

For members from certain occupational pension plans that are younger than age 65 (the normal retirement age) and who are not yet retired may request one-time withdrawals of up to B$12,000 (US$12,000) from their account balances. The deadline for requests is June 30, 2021, and pension plan…

Bermuda Introduces Lump-Sum Withdrawal Options for Certain Occupational Pension Plans

On June 1, Bermuda's government implemented two amendments to the National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pensions) Act 1998 that allow members of defined contribution occupational pension p

Old age Pensions covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2020-06/index.html mmarquez
Costa Rica: Se fomenta el teletrabajo para asegurar continuidad de servicios costa rica

mtss.go.cr (09.03.2020) Se insta a las instancias ministeriales y de la administración pública descentralizada a adoptar la modalidad de teletrabjo temporalmente, y a coordinar los equipos para asegurarse que los trabajadores cuenten con las condiciones necesarias para seguir con sus tareas. Se…

Ministries and decentralized public administration are urged to adopt the teleworking modality temporarily, and to coordinate teams to ensure that workers have the necessary conditions to continue with their tasks. The private sector is also urged to adopt the same measures.

Employment, Human resources management covid19, human resources Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary http://www.mtss.go.cr/elministerio/biblioteca/documentos/Directriz%20073-S-MTSS… mmarquez
Costa Rica: Reglamento de la suspensión temporal de trabajo por COVID-19 costa rica

mtss.go.cr (20.03.2020) El Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social (MTSS) considera como razón válida de la suspensión de contratos de trabajo por consecuencia de la emergecia presentada por el COVID-19.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) considers the suspension of employment contracts as a valid reason for the emergency presented by COVID-19.

Unemployment covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary http://www.mtss.go.cr/elministerio/despacho/covid-19-mtss/archivos/preguntas_fr… mmarquez
Costa Rica: Reducción de jornada laboral costa rica

mtss.go.cr (23.03.2020) El decreto legislativo No. 9832 establece que la persona empleadora podrá modificar unilateralmente los contratos de trabajo para reducir hasta en un cincuenta por ciento (50%) el número de horas de la jornada ordinaria de trabajo pactada entre las partes, siempre que…

Legislative Decree No. 9832 establishes that the employer may unilaterally modify the employment contracts to reduce by up to fifty percent (50%) the number of hours of the ordinary working day agreed between the parties, provided that there is an effect of the event causing the declaration of…

Employment, Human resources management covid19, human resources Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary http://www.mtss.go.cr/elministerio/despacho/covid-19-mtss/archivos/9832.pdf mmarquez
More than US$1 billion in coronavirus relief payments sent to dead Americans: report united states

Globalnews.ca (25.06.2020) Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some US$1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday. Legal and political issues hang over the misdirected taxpayer funds, the latest example of errors in massive aid being dispensed at…

Error evasion and fraud covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://globalnews.ca/news/7109411/us-coronavirus-stimulus-overpayment-dead-peo… pmassetti
Opinion: Uber Rides Cost More? OK united states

The New York Times (27.06.2020) Many gig-based business models help customers take advantage of workers. Let’s stop giving tech companies a free ride.

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/27/opinion/uber-covid-gig-economy.html?smid=em-… pmassetti
Japan: COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (26.06.2020) The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has developed a new coronavirus contact confirmation application (COCOA)  to help prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections. This application uses the smartphone's proximity communication…

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has developed a new coronavirus contact confirmation application (COCOA)  to help prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections. This application uses Bluetooth, with the consent of the user himself, to ensure privacy so that they do not know each…

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has developed a new coronavirus contact confirmation application (COCOA)  to help prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections. This application uses the smartphone's proximity communication function (Bluetooth), with the consent of the user himself,

Health promotion, E-services, The technological transition covid19, data analytics, digital inclusion Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/cocoa_00138.html siha
Social safety nets are crucial to the COVID-19 response. Some lessons to boost their effectiveness. | IFPRI : International Food Policy Research Institute https://www.ifpri.org/blog/social-safety-nets-are-crucial-covid-19-response-som… pmassetti
Morocco: The Ministry of Health is launching the mobile application "Wiqaytna" for notification of exposure to this virus morocco

The Ministry of Health (01.06.2020) The Ministry of Health is launching the mobile application for notification of exposure to this virus, called "Wiqaytna" available from June 1, 2020 for download on Google Play, App store, and on www.wiqaytna.ma .

"Wiqaytna", based on Bluetooth…

The Ministry of Health is launching the mobile application for notification of exposure to this virus, called "Wiqaytna". "Wiqaytna" notifies its users in the event of prolonged physical proximity with another user who is positive for Coronavirus in the last 21 days after contact.

As part of efforts to fight the spread of the new Coronavirus responsible for the disease "COVID-19" in Morocco, the Ministry of Health is launching the mobile application for notification of exposure to this virus, called "Wiqaytna" .

This mobile solution is launched

Health, ICT covid19, digital inclusion Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.sante.gov.ma/pages/actualites.aspx?IDActu=424 siha
Morocco: The Ministry of Health is launching its digital community platform for health professionals morocco

The Ministry of Health (30.03.2020) The Ministry of Health is launching its digital community platform for health professionals from both the public and private sectors "Sante connect": This new application, available on Android and IOS, aims to create a new dynamic of strictly channeled…

The Ministry of Health is launching its digital community platform for health professionals from both the public and private sectors "Sante connect": This new application, available on Android and IOS, aims to create a new dynamic of strictly channeled communication with health professionals,…

As part of strengthening its internal digital communication strategy, the Ministry of Health is launching an interactive "Health Connect" computer application dedicated to health professionals.

This new application, available on Android and IOS, aims to create a new dynamic of strictl

Health, ICT, Communication, Service quality communication, community, covid19, services quality Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.sante.gov.ma/pages/actualites.aspx?IDActu=420 siha
India: Demand for speedy passage of Social Security Bill gains steam india

livemint (26.06.2020) The development comes against the backdrop of the migrant issue and labour rights coming in the spotlight in the last three months. Bihar, which goes to polls later this year, was the first to demand passage of the Bill

Migration, Social Policies & Programmes covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.livemint.com/news/india/demand-for-speedy-passage-of-social-securit… pmassetti
Switzerland: SwissCovid tracing app launched switzerland

swissinfo (25.06.2020) A contact tracing app is now available in Switzerland for newer smartphones to help tackle Covid-19.

If a person tests positive for coronavirus, everyone with whom that person was in contact in previous days – within two metres and for more than 15 minutes – is…

A contact tracing app is now available in Switzerland for newer smartphones to help tackle Covid-19. If a person tests positive for coronavirus, everyone with whom that person was in contact in previous days – within two metres and for more than 15 minutes – is alerted via the app to isolate…

A contact tracing app is now available in Switzerland for newer smartphones to help tackle Covid-19.

If a person tests positive for coronavirus, everyone with whom that person was in contact in previous days – within two metres and for more than 15 minutes – is alerted via the app to isol

Health, ICT, E-services, The technological transition covid19, digital inclusion, services quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/tracking-the-virus_swisscovid-tracing-app-launched… siha
Iceland: Application for closing grants iceland

Skatturinn - skattar og gjöld (12.06.2020) An application for a grant has been opened in accordance with Act no. 38/2020 . The operators that were made to cease their activities according to the …

Closing grant adopted in the Parliament  Act no. 38/2020  on financial support for smaller operators due to the pandemic. 

Application for closing grants

Employment, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, self-employed, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.rsk.is/um-rsk/frettir-og-tilkynningar/umsokn-um-lokunarstyrk siha
Iceland: An internet chat with nurses will be available every day from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. iceland

Ministry of Health (28.05.2020) The health authority aims to ensure that citizens have access to counseling and guidance on the health system through an online chat on www.heilsuvera…

The health authority aims to ensure that citizens have access to counseling and guidance on the health system through an online chat on www.heilsuvera.is every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. In March 2020, users had a high number of 16,000…

(Google translate) The health care area of ​​the capital area aims to ensure that citizens have access to counseling and guidance on the health system through an online chat on 

Health, ICT, Communication communication, covid19, customer_services Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.stjornarradid.is/efst-a-baugi/frettir/stok-frett/2020/05/28/Netspja… siha
US: Trump administration sent $1.4bn in stimulus checks to dead people united states

The Guardian (25.06.2020) US Government Accountability Office said almost 1.1 million dead people received payments of about $1,200 each

Error evasion and fraud covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Proposition_SS_Monitor https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/25/us-trump-administration-stimulu… pmassetti