articles | 31 March 2020

Coronavirus: Almost 70,000 applications received for various assistance programmes

The labour ministry has received applications from almost 70,000 people for various assistance programmes launched by the government to mitigate the economic fallout from the coronavirus, the minster said.

Zeta Emilianidou said on Twitter that 69,725 applications were received. Some 4,350 were received for sick benefits, 6,180 for child allowance and 6,153 from the self employed for assistance.

She said the ministry ultimately expects 350,000 applications for various support benefits and hopes the first payments can be made by April 14.

Source: Cyprus Mail

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