Government plans to extend provision of income support for next three months

The Maldives government is preparing for a situation where an adequate number of tourists do not visit the tourism dependent island nation in the coming months

Aug 07, 2020
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The Maldives government is preparing for a situation where an adequate number of tourists do not visit the tourism dependent island nation in the coming months.

Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail said the government is preparing for such a circumstance and are taking measures to ensure that adequate support is given to the public.The minister said the government has made the decision to extend the provision of income support allowance to include more people whose employment have been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are working to extend the provision of income support allowance to July, September and October, and are trying to include additional people who did not initially qualify for the allowance under the current policies. We are currently in the process of completing some legal requirements to enable it,” said the minister.


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