Arab News, Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 | Zul Qaadah 09, 1441
Bahrain to pay 50% of wages for private firms hit by coronavirus
Bahrain's government said on Monday it would pay 50% of salaries for
private company workers in sectors that were hard-hit by the coronavirus
pandemic, state news agency BNA reported.
The new payments would start in July and continue for a three-month period, the
government said, adding that it would extend its assistance to Bahraini citizens
by also paying electricity and water bills.
Bahrain had said it was spending $570 million on paying salaries to all 100,000
of its citizens employed in the private sector from April to June to help soften
the economic blow from the coronavirus outbreak.