Capital supports 1.9 million pandemic-hit people and families

08/24/2021 6:00 PM

VGP - About 1.9 million people and families affected by the pandemic in the capital city have been benefited from support policies with a combined amount of more than VND 564 billion (US$ 24 million), according to the municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

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The Department reported that a total of 1.55 million workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Ha Noi had been supported by the Government's social welfare support package with a combined amount of VND 245 billion VND (US$ 10.7 million) as of August 23.

Nearly 50,000 freelance workers will get a total of nearly VND 75 billion.

So far, localities have provided support for more than 34,000 people with over VND 51.6 billion in total (US$ 1.5 million each). The remainders will receive aid in the coming days. The local authorities will finalize the provision of special assistance for several groups in coming days.

All 30 districts and towns of the capital city have issued decisions to support more than 279,000 people rendering service to the nation, and poor and near-poor households who are beneficiaries of Resolution No.15 dated August 13, 2021.

In addition, the Viet Nam Fatherland Front of Hanoi has provided essential goods for 3,431 families with no members participating in the labor market with an amount of more than VND 3.4 billion.

Districts and towns have also given unexpected assistance for nearly 70,000 people with a budget of more than VND 36 billion./.

By Kim Anh