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Burundi: COVID-19: Burundi puts subsidized soap on market to check pandemi burundi

panapress (11.07.2020) Ten million pieces of soap will be put on the Burundian market monthly, at a price half subsidized by the state, as part of hygienic measures undertaken by the government in partnership with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in…

Ten million pieces of soap will be put on the Burundian market monthly, at a price half subsidized by the state, as part of hygienic measures undertaken by the government in partnership with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Health promotion, Covid-19 covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.panapress.com/COViD-19-Burundi-puts-subsidized-a_630651016-lang2.ht… siha
British Virgin Islands: Over 1000 Small Businesses To Receive Stimulus Grant british Virgin Islands

Government of the Virgin Islands (15.09.2020) Over 1000 small businesses have qualified for the economic stimulus grant ranging from $1,592 to $7,955 and will begin to receive their cheques beginning this week. The Small Business Sector Grant Programme was established for the purpose of…

 The Small Business Sector Grant Programme was established for the purpose of assisting Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)  affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, in meeting operational expenditure, while stimulating economic activity by facilitating the circulation of money within the…

Over 1000 small businesses have qualified for the economic stimulus grant and will begin to receive their cheques beginning this week.

The announcement was made yesterday, September 14, by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie during the live ‘Launch of Payment of CO

Cash transfers, Financing, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://bvi.gov.vg/media-centre/over-1000-small-businesses-receive-stimulus-gra… siha
Benin: Coronavirus - Implementation of measures specific to the agricultural sector benin

Government of the Republic of Benin (10.09.2020) The Council of Ministers took specific measures in the agricultural sector strongly affected by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures have a total cost of 100 billion CFA francs distributed as follows:  - 50 billion CFA francs…

- 50 billion CFA francs intended to refinance banks and MFIs on the basis of their agricultural loan portfolios

- 35 billion CFA francs intended for guarantee at 50% the loans of agricultural promoters and entrepreneurs 

- 15 billion CFA francs for the subsidization of the…

The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, on Tuesday September 08, 2020 chaired the presentation ceremony of the National Agricultural Development Fund (FNDA)

Financing covid19, self-employed Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gouv.bj/actualite/836/coronavirus---mise-oeuvre-mesures-specifiques… siha
UK: What is Rishi Sunak's job support scheme and how will it work? united kingdom

The Guardian (24.09.2020) The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a replacement for the coronavirus job retention scheme based on a German-style system of wage subsidies. Faced with the prospect of rising job losses this autumn when furlough closes at the end of October, and tougher…

The government will contribute towards the wages of employees who are working fewer than normal hours. However, there are concerns workers at companies forced to close because of coronavirus restrictions – where no working hours may be possible – will be left without support.

Employers…

Unemployment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/sep/24/what-is-rishi-sunak-job-support… pmassetti
Public employment services: Digital channels improve access to employment support

ilo.org (26.08.2020) A new ILO policy brief shows how public employment services are using technology to increase the help available to people whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19.

Unemployment, E-services, Service delivery covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_754188/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
ILO: COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

ilo.org (23.09.2020) A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

Unemployment, Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_755875/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Hungary: Social security relief for employers hungary

KMPG (15 March 2020) Modified social security rules are to apply for the period of March-June 2020 for certain sectors—the hospitality and tourism sector; entertainment, film industry, and performing art sector; the sport services sector; the event organization sector; and the gambling section.…

Employers in specifc sectors (hospitality and tourism sector; entertainment, film industry, and performing art sector; the sport services sector; the event organization sector; and the gambling section) will not be liable to pay the employer part of social security contributions (17.5% + 1.5%)…

Employers in specifc sectors (hospitality and tourism sector; entertainment, film industry, and performing art sector; the sport services sector; the event organization sector; and the gambling section) will not be liable to pay the employer part of social security contributions (17.5% + 1.5%) wi

Health Insurance, Compliance and Contribution Collection covid19 Published Measures summary https://home.kpmg/us/en/home/insights/2020/03/tnf-hungary-social-security-relie… mmarquez
Hungary: Subsidy to employers for research and development employees hungary

crowe.com (16.04.2020) As part of the economy recovery plan easing the economic issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hungarian Government has announced an economy protection plan, with a focus on maintaining research and development jobs. The original regulation was amended by Government…

Employers' subsidy (for three months per employee) aimed at maintaining research and development jobs. The original regulation was amended by Government Decree 141/2020. (IV. 21.). The subsidy is available from the 16th of April. No other job-creating, job-maintaining or reduced-time employment…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.crowe.com/hr/insights/covid-19-countermeasures-overview/hungary mmarquez
SMEs in Ireland can now apply for €4,000 to €25,000 in restart grants ireland

The Government has opened applications to the Restart Grant Plus Scheme, which aims to help SMEs adapt and reopen following Covid-19 restrictions.

In this new round of the Restart Grant Plus Scheme, SMEs will now be able to apply for grants of between €4,000 and €25,000 as they reopen or…

Employment covid19 https://www.siliconrepublic.com/companies/restart-grant-ireland-smes-covid19-fu… socpro
Financing gaps in social protection: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

Ilo.org (17.09.2020) Closing the social protection coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing.

Financing covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/secsoc/information-resources/publications-and-tools/Brochur… pmassetti
Germany: German coalition agrees €10 billion extension of #Coronavirus relief germany

EU Reporter (27.08.2020) German coalition parties agreed on Tuesday (25 August) to extend measures to cushion the effects of the coronavirus crisis on Europe’s biggest economy at a cost of up to €10 billion, including prolonging a short-time work scheme and freezing insolvency rules, write…

Unemployment, Financing covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19_ Prevention https://www.eureporter.co/frontpage/2020/08/27/german-coalition-agrees-e10-bill… mmarquez
Koalition einigt sich auf Verlängerung beim Kurzarbeitergeld - DER SPIEGEL germany

Das Kurzarbeitergeld soll wegen der Coronakrise bis Ende Dezember 2021 und damit auf 24 Monate verlängert werden. Das haben die Spitzen von Union und SPD beschlossen.

Due to the corona crisis, the short-time allowance is to be extended to the end of December 2021 and thus to 24 months. The leaders of the Union and the SPD have decided this.

Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/koalition-einigt-sich-auf-verlaenger… mmarquez
Switzerland: COVID-19 rent concessions amendment switzerland

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, rent concessions have been granted to lessees. Such concessions might take a variety of forms, including payment holidays and deferral of lease payments. On 28 May 2020, the IASB published an amendment to IFRS 16 that provides an optional…

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, rent concessions have been granted to lessees. Such concessions might take a variety of forms, including payment holidays and deferral of lease payments. On 28 May 2020, the IASB published an amendment to IFRS 16 that provides an optional…

Housing covid19, housing Published Measures summary https://www.pwc.ch/en/insights/accounting/ifrs-16-covid-19-rent-concessions-ame… mmarquez
Australia: Additional COVID-19 Mental Health Support australia

The Australian Government will provide 10 additional Medicare subsidised psychological therapy sessions for people subjected to further restrictions in areas impacted by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Australian Government will provide 10 additional Medicare subsidised psychological therapy sessions for people subjected to further restrictions in areas impacted by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been $500 million additional funding for mental health and suicide…

Additional COVID-19 Mental Health Support

The Australian Government will provide 10 additional Medicare subsidised psychological therapy sessions for people subjected to further restrictions in areas impacted by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hon Greg Hunt M

Health, Health promotion covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/additional-covid… mmarquez
Argentina: Prohibition to cut the services of electricity, gas, water and others argentina

LAS EMPRESAS PRESTADORAS DE LOS SERVICIOS DE ENERGIA ELECTRICA, GAS POR REDES Y AGUA CORRIENTE, TELEFONIA FIJA O MOVIL E INTERNET Y TV POR CABLE, POR VINCULO RADIOELECTRICO O SATELITAL, NO PODRAN DISPONER LA SUSPENSION O EL CORTE DE LOS RESPECTIVOS SERVICIOS A LOS USUARIOS Y LAS USUARIAS…

 

The companies providing the services of electric energy, gas by networks and running water, fixed or mobile telephony and internet and cable tv, by radioelectric or satellite link, will not be able to provide the suspension or the cutting of the respective users services the users…

Housing, Social assistance, Shocks &extreme events covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.argentina.gob.ar/normativa/nacional/decreto-311-2020-335827 mmarquez
Korea: NHIS extends COVID-19 relief to foreign residents korea, Republic of

koreaherald.com (11.04.2020) Foreign subscribers of South Korea’s national health insurance are eligible for premium assistance in a COVID-19 bailout, the state health care service said Saturday. From July 16, 2019, foreign residents staying over six months are required to enroll in the national…

Foreign subscribers of South Korea’s national health insurance are eligible for premium assistance in a COVID-19 bailout, the state health care service said Saturday. From July 16, 2019, foreign residents staying over six months are required to enroll in the national health insurance plan.…

Foreign subscribers of South Korea’s national health insurance are eligible for premium assistance in a COVID-19 bailout, the state health care service said Saturday.

The National Health Insurance Service said the lower 20 percent of the income bracket will receive about 30 to 50 perc

Health, Health Insurance, Compliance and Contribution Collection, Financing covid19 Published Measures summary http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200411000091 mmarquez
Korea: Temporary reduction of contribution rates to health insurance korea, Republic of

koreaherald.com (11.03.2020) The National Health Insurance Service said the lower 20 percent of the income bracket will receive about 30 to 50 percent reduction in premiums from March through May. For the worst-affected Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province’s Gyeongsan, Cheongdo and Bonghwa, the…

HIS is offering a 50% reduction temporary reduciton (2 months from March to May 2020) in health insurance contributions for the bottom 50% insurance payment profile based on the amount of contribution paid in the special disaster areas (e.g., Daegu, etc.) or for the bottom 20% insurance payment…

Health, Compliance and Contribution Collection, Financing covid19 Published Measures summary http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200411000091 mmarquez
Korea: Classification of severity of infections to distribute attention to COVID-19 patients korea, Republic of

wwwnc.cdc.gov (17.09.2020) The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) classified the severity of COVID-19 into very severe, severe, mild, and asymptomatic (15) (Appendix Table 1). Mild COVID-19 is defined as alert and meeting >1 of the following conditions: <50 years old…

NHIS provides quarantine authorities with information regarding the possibility of underlying health conditions for patients infected with COVID-19 to enable efficient treatment. If COVID-19 is confirmed, patients are classified and treated based on severity of symptoms and presence of…

NHIS provides quarantine authorities with information regarding the possibility of underlying health conditions for patients infected with COVID-19 to enable efficient treatment. If COVID-19 is confirmed, patients are classified and treated based on severity of symptoms and presence of underlying

Health, Health Insurance covid19, customer_services, service delivery Published Measures summary https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/10/20-1460_article mmarquez
Grants to help Pittsburg businesses,meal programs united states

The city of Pittsburg has received funding through the federal Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus program to help local businesses affected by the pandemic.

To be eligible for a grant,entities must be a for-profit business and must retain jobs for low- to moderate-income…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.joplinglobe.com/coronavirus/grants-to-help-pittsburg-businesses-mea… socpro
Govt. begins disbursing COVID-19 frontline allowance maldives

The Maldivian government has begun disbursing the frontline allowance introduced for workers on the frontlines of the battle to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The payment is for all workers who have worked on the frontlines since March 7,when the coronavirus outbreak began,…

Health, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://en.sun.mv/61993 socpro
Las ayudas del Gobierno para quienes se aíslen por caso de COVID-19 en su familia colombia

The cash transfer "Ingreso Solidario" will be extended to employees with COVID-19. Formal employees (with a contract with a company) that must isolate or become incapacitated to work due to a suspicion or diagnosis of having coronavirus will be able to receive a financial benefit…

Cash sickness benefits, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.bluradio.com/economia/las-ayudas-del-gobierno-para-quienes-se-aisle… socpro
CM announces Rs 1,000 each for Anganwadi & Asha workers,free travel for women in UTC buses india

Dehradun: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced that Rs 1,000 would be credited into the accounts of each Anganwadi and Asha worker in the State. This will benefit about 50,000 Anganwadi and Asha workers.

An accredited social health activist (ASHA) is a community health worker…

Health, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.dailypioneer.com/2020/state-editions/cm-announces-rs-1-000-each-for… socpro
State launches hazard pay program for health workers united states

Vermont: Health care and public safety employers whose employees worked to respond to COVID-19 will be eligible for hazard pay grant funding.

The grants are available for employers whose staffs worked between March 13 and May 15. Vermont’s Front-Line Employees Hazard Pay Grant Program…

Health, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.samessenger.com/news/state-launches-hazard-pay-program-for-health-w… socpro
Centre releases Rs 890 crore as 2nd installment of emergency Covid-19 package to 22 states/UTs india

Centre has released over 890 crore rupees as the second installment of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package to 22 States and Union Territories.

The financial aid will be used for strengthening of public health facilities infrastructure for testing…

Health, Financing covid19 Published Measures summary https://newsroompost.com/india/centre-releases-rs-890-crore-as-2nd-installment-… socpro
Personal de salud recibirá compensación salarial por Covid-19 en Oaxaca mexico

Oaxaca: The Oaxaca State Congress approved the granting of a monthly compensation proportional to 20 percent of the salary received by health personnel currently in service,during the Covid-19 health emergency.

Health, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/personal-de-salud-recibira-compensacion-s… socpro