Capital supports over 514,000 people affected by COVID-19

18/11/2020

VGP – The local authorities have  provided two relief packages worth VND 604.274 billion (US$ 27 million) for 514,009 people affected by COVID-19, according to the Ha Noi Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs. 

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In October, the city sped up disbursement of the second relief package to support social policy beneficiariesnational contributors, poor and near-poor households, laborers, and household businesses under Resolution 42/NQ-CP and Decision 15/2020/QD-TTg.

In total, 514,009 people benefited from the two relief packages with a total amount of nearly US$ 27 million. 

In the first ten months, the city generated 145,258 jobs, meeting 93.1% of the preset goal. Meanwhile, 1,738 workers were sent abroad chiefly to Japan and Taiwan (China). 

The city also granted 6,020 labor contracts for foreigners; re-granted 6,870 others; and announced work permit exemption for 722 foreign workers. 

Earlier, in the first relief package, the Ha Noi municipal People’s Committee has provided VND 471 billion (US$ 20.2 million) for 385,432 people who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic./.

By Kim Anh