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Pandemic aid package Bill to be tabled

A lifeline for people in need of financial aid because of the Covid-19 pandemic will be unveiled in the House of Assembly tomorrow.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Labour said it would “ensure that individuals still in need of financial aid are transitioned to long-term support”.

An emergency unemployment benefits programme started on March 24, at first for 12 weeks, but later extended to 16 weeks. But the 16-week period is due to end. The spokesman said: “Plans will be relayed directly to recipients and outlined in the House of Assembly on Friday.”

File photograph by Blaire Simmons

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Published July 23, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated July 23, 2020 at 7:55 am)

Pandemic aid package Bill to be tabled

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