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Families of all frontline healthcare workers who died from Covid-19 will be eligible for compensation package,Health Minister announces ireland

The families of all frontline healthcare workers who died from Covid-19 while carrying out their duties will be eligible for a retrospective compensation package,Health Minister Stephen Donnelly announced tonight.

Health, Survivor covid19, OSH, Emergency grants, family Published Measures summary https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/families-of-all-frontline-healthcare-work… socpro
Gambia: NaNa Announces U.S.$10 Million Nafa Quick Package Targets 83,000 Households gambia

The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) on Monday announced a US$10 million Nafa Quick package aimed at contributing to the mitigation of the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on the population.
Nafa Quick is a government programme with the objectives of providing cash transfers (D1,500…

Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, poverty Published Measures summary https://allafrica.com/stories/202007220797.html socpro
July stimulus: What does the plan mean for you? ireland

There is a new apprenticeship incentivisation scheme which will provide a €2,000 payment to support employers to take on new apprenticeships in 2020.
This is part of July stimulus package,the largest-ever cash injection for Irish economy (more than €5 billion in cash,along with €2 billion…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19, youth employment, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/july-stimulus-what-does-the-plan-mean-… socpro
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…

Cash transfers, Employment, Financing covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets Published Measures summary https://www.siliconrepublic.com/companies/restart-grant-ireland-smes-covid19-fu… socpro
Human Rights ministry announces Eid packages for transgenders affected by COVID-19 pakistan

The Ministry of Human Rights has launched Eid relief packages for coronavirus affected transgenders with the support of the United Nations Development Program( UNDP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

According to the Human Rights Ministry,the beneficiaries were identified…

Food and nutrition covid19, gender_and_inequality Published Measures summary https://www.geo.tv/latest/299397-human-rrghts-ministry-announces-eid-packages-f… socpro
Aged care workers across Australia will be given paid pandemic leave australia

Unions have seized on a decision by the national industrial tribunal to give paid pandemic leave to aged care staff,arguing some casual employees will go to work sick because they do not work the regular hours needed to qualify for the payment.
Aged care workers across Australia will be…

Cash sickness benefits, Employment covid19, OSH Published Measures summary https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/aged-care-workers-across-australia-will… socpro
COVID-19: Australia to introduce pandemic leave payment,says Australian PM australia

Australia will introduce a pandemic leave payment for workers who have run out of sick leave but need to be quarantined because they have been directed to stay at home due to the novel coronavirus,Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday (Aug 3).
The announcement comes as the country…

Cash sickness benefits, Employment covid19, OSH Published Measures summary https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/covid-19-australia-pandemic-leave-pa… socpro
Nigeria Strengthened Surveillance To Curb COVID-19 Spread ― WHO nigeria

Lagos state authorities say they are determined to safeguard the lives of health care workers who risk getting infected in the line of duty. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that a COVID-19 allowance would be made available to emergency healthcare workers in the state. The governor also…

Health, Cash transfers, Prevention of occupational risks covid19, Emergency grants, OSH Published Measures summary https://www.afro.who.int/photo-story/bolstering-covid-19-surveillance-lagos socpro
Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme united kingdom

The grant is available for self-employed or members of a partnership who have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Beneficiaries will get a taxable grant based on their average trading profit over the 3 tax years: 2016 to 2017; 2017 to 2018; 2018 to 2019. The grant does not need…

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self… socpro
Grenadians Begin Receiving Stimulus Payments Promised by Government grenada

Under the stimulus package announced by the Prime Minister on March 20,2020,one of the measures is intended to avoid layoffs and loss of livelihoods in the tourism sector. The income support is intended for public bus operators,taxi drivers,tourist vendors and other such identified hospitality-…

Cash transfers, Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://today.caricom.org/2020/04/30/grenadians-begin-receiving-stimulus-paymen… socpro
European Commission approves Latvia's EUR 51 million support program for businesses hit by Covid-19 crisis latvia

The government-financed program is intended to support exporting enterprises that have suffered from the Covid-19 crisis. The support will be provided in the form of grants,which will be provided to subsidize wages of the employees working in the affected companies.

The size of the…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.baltictimes.com/european_commission_approves_latvia_s_eur_51_millio… socpro
Government announces new stimulus measures as Coronavirus impact escalates australia

The Government is temporarily expanding eligibility to income support payments and establishing a new,time-limited Coronavirus supplement to be paid at a rate of $550 per fortnight. This will be paid to both existing and new recipients of the JobSeeker Payment,Youth Allowance jobseeker,Parenting…

Cash transfers, Unemployment, Employment of young workers covid19, Emergency grants, youth employment, family Published Measures summary https://westernweekender.com.au/2020/03/government-announces-new-stimulus-measu… socpro
Bangladesh - Government and institution measures in response to COVID-19 bangladesh

Direct cash assistance of BDT 7.6bn (approx. USD91mn) for informal sector workers.

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/04/bangladesh-government-and-institu… socpro
Bahamas: Unemployment assistance expanded to self employed persons outside of tourism sector bahamas

EYEWITNESS NEWS (30.03.2020) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest has announced the expansion of the unemployment assistance programme for self-employed persons outside of the tourism sector.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest has announced the expansion of the unemployment assistance programme for self-employed persons outside of the tourism sector. They too will receive a benefit payment of $200 per weeks for the length of the quarantine period which at…

Unemployment, Extension of coverage covid19, extending coverage, self-employed Published Measures summary https://ewnews.com/govt-announces-200-weekly-payments-for-eligible-self-employed socpro
Bangladesh - Government and institution measures in response to COVID-19 bangladesh

Prime Minister launched the disbursement of BDT 12.5bn (approx. USD 142m) cash aid for 5 million poor families. Each family will get BDT 2,500 (USD 30) cash through mobile financial services (MFSs).

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/04/bangladesh-government-and-institu… socpro
Unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave flexibilities now available australia

An entitlement to two weeks’ unpaid pandemic leave has been introduced for private sector state system employees. New flexibility provisions enabling employers and employees to agree to an employee taking twice as much annual leave at half pay or to agree for the employee to take annual leave in…

Cash sickness benefits, Safety and health at work, Unemployment covid19, OSH Published Measures summary https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/announcements/unpaid-pandemic-leave-and-annual-l… socpro
Applications for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit are now open canada

The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides financial support to post-secondary students,and recent post-secondary and high school graduates who are unable to find work due to COVID-19.

This benefit is for students who do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (…

Unemployment, Employment of young workers covid19 Published Measures summary https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/applications-canada-emergency-student-benefit-n… socpro
COVID-19 Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme Hong Kong, China

The Hong Kong government will,through the Hong Kong employers,cover 50% of employees’ salaries for six months. The subsidy for each Hong Kong employee will be capped at HKD 9,000.

The Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) - as this measure was called - is estimated to cover 260,000 Hong Kong…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, self-employed, youth employment Published Measures summary https://vocus.cc/@fastlane/5f2d1276fd89780001c2fd8c socpro
Cyprus Government announces a new €150 million economic support package to deal with the effects of the pandemic cyprus

The Special Plan to Support the Unemployed is addressed to any person who is registered as a regular unemployed person in its Employment Service Register and received unemployment benefits,for which he has exhausted the right to be paid either in January,February,March,April 2020,May 2020,or…

Cash transfers, Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary http://www.parikiaki.com/2020/06/cyprus-government-announces-a-new-e150-million… socpro
Australia expands wage subsidy scheme as COVID-19 cases surge australia

The government on Thursday announced it would spend A$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) to substantially extend a program to subsidise the wages of apprentices. The funds will more than double the number of apprentice workers covered,to around 180,000 across all industries and to run until March next…

Employment, Cash transfers, Employment of young workers covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets Published Measures summary https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-australia/australia-expan… socpro
Coronavirus: Five new schemes for economic recovery worth €150m cyprus

Cabinet on Wednesday approved measures set to support the economy until October in light of the coronavirus pandemic with a budget of €150 million.

The four schemes offer wage subsidies to support employers in specific sectors impacted by COVID-19. Special attention is given to the…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/06/17/coronavirus-five-new-schemes-for-economic-re… socpro
Korea: Text alerting on COVID-19 outbreak areas/zones korea, Republic of

sciencedirect.com (05.05.2020) One of the most effective ways that the Korean government rapidly dispersed these daily updates is emergency SMS messages. All citizens receive daily alert messages through their mobile phones from their local authorities. The alert message arrives with a 40–60 db…

One of the most effective ways that the Korean government rapidly dispersed these daily updates is emergency SMS messages. The government provided free smartphone apps and flagged infection areas with text alerts for testing and local cases. Other free mobile applications have been used for…

ICT has played a vital role in fighting against COVID-19 in Korea.
Mobile devices were used to support early testing and contact tracing.
Advanced ICT was particularly useful in disseminating key emergency
information on virus and helping to maintain extensive ‘social distancing

Health promotion, Health Insurance, E-services, Communication communication, covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590198220300221 mmarquez
Korea: Subsidy to individuals who need to be isolated or hospitalized korea, Republic of

oecd.org (16.04.2020) Provision of a subsidy to individuals who need to be isolated (both self-isolation and hospitalisation) to support their living costs and penalises those who are suspected to be infected if they refuse to receive diagnostic test or subsequent treatment or go through self-…

Provision of a subsidy to individuals who need to be isolated (both self-isolation and hospitalisation) to support their living costs and penalises those who are suspected to be infected if they refuse to receive diagnostic test or subsequent treatment or go through self-isolation.

Korea provides tests and subsequent treatment free of charge to patients and the cost is covered by central and local governments and the health insurance public corporation. South Korea also provides a subsidy to individuals who need to be isolated (both self-isolation and hospi

Health, Health Insurance, Financing covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/beyond-containment-health-sys… mmarquez
Korea: Zero out-of-pocket payment when suspected of infection with coronavirus korea, Republic of

oecd.org and mhis.or.kr (02.02.2020) Korea provides tests and subsequent treatment free of charge to patients and the cost is covered by central and local governments and the health insurance public corporation (the National Health Insurance covers 80% and the central government the remaining 20…

Korea provides tests and subsequent treatment free of charge to patients and the cost is covered by central and local governments and the health insurance public corporation (the National Health Insurance covers 80% and the central government the remaining 20%).

“Zero” Out-of-Pocket Payment
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> A verage cost of COVID-19 treatment is approximately 8,000 USD in
Korea. But the cost is “0” for patients. When a suspicious case or a case
recommended for medical examination is found in Korea, National Health
Insurance covers 80

Health Insurance, Financing covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/beyond-containment-health-sys… mmarquez
Saudi Arabia: Training programs for employees saudi arabia

pension.gov.sa (03.09.2020) The Public Pension Agency has implemented training programs for its employees during remote working so as to better cater their customers during the confinement period.

The Public Pension Agency has implemented training programs for its employees during remote working so as to better cater their customers during the confinement period.

See pdf sent by the PPA from Saudi Arabia (also added as a complete pdf).

Service quality covid19, customer_services Published Measures summary https://www.pension.gov.sa/MediaCenter/AgencyNews/NewsDetails/4/468 mmarquez