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Andorra: Free antigen self-test for the Christmas holidays and regulation of prices

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 20:47

Government of Andorra (23.12.2020) The Minister of Health, Joan Martínez Benazet, announced on Wednesday that the Government will offer a second free antigen self-test to all residents of the country over the age of 6: “it was a measure we had already planned but we needed more stock to be able to carry it out ”. In this sense, the holder of the portfolio has indicated that during this Wednesday they will be made available to the commons in the coming days so that they can distribute them with the operations that have been organized from the corporations.

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France: Benefit from daily allowances and the employer supplement, without waiting period or eligibility conditions.

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:43

Afin d’inciter au maximum les personnes présentant des symptômes à rester isolées à leur domicile, elles pourront bénéficier d’indemnités journalières et du complément employeur, sans délai de carence ou de conditions d’ouverture du droit, lorsqu’elles sont testées positives à la Covid-19 ou dès lors qu’elles sont symptomatiques, dans l’attente du résultat de leur test.

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Uruguay: Extension of health coverage for laid-off workers

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 11/25/2020 - 18:07

BPS (09.11.2020) Workers with activity and health coverage in March 2020, terminated between the 1st. August and October 31, will maintain their mutual membership for three months, as well as that of their dependents.

Membership will be extended to:

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Norway: Government will cover expenses for entry quarantine

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 10:15

 regjeringen.no (10.11.2020) The government proposes NOK 480 million for a new compensation scheme. The scheme will cover some of the expenses companies have when foreign labor must have the entry quarantine.

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Hungary: Social security relief for employers

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:33

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. The changes provide that employers in these sectors will not be liable to pay the employer part of social security contributions (17.5% + 1.5%) with respect to employment income paid to employees for the period March-June 2020.

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Korea: NHIS extends COVID-19 relief to foreign residents

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:41

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 health insurance plan. Previously, the subscription was optional for those staying longer than three months. As of last year, the number of foreign subscribers to the national health insurance plan reached 1,212,475.

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Korea: Classification of severity of infections to distribute attention to COVID-19 patients

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:13

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, >1 underlying conditions, and temperature <38°C with antipyretic drugs. Asymptomatic is defined as a patient who is alert, <50 years old, has no underlying disease, is a nonsmoker, and has a temperature of <37.5°C without antipyretic drugs.

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