The Bahraini government has decided to expand an economic stimulus package to cover more categories of workers affected by the spread of the new coronavirus, the Bahraini news agency BNA has reported.
The Ministers of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the State of Kuwait…952 | the publication reaches you by | Bahrain News
As part of the government’s plan to expand beneficiaries of the stimulus, a maximum monthly sum of 300 Bahraini dinars (Dh2,918) will be offered to 950 taxi and bus drivers for three months, the agency said.
The government, moreover, decided to pay the full salaries of 422 employees in the kindergartens and 102 others in nurseries who are not covered by insurance, BNA reported.
The assistance will be offered through financing programmes of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen).
The Bahraini government has recently unveiled a $ 11 billion stimulus package to aid the private sector in grappling with the fallout from the COVID-19.
Do you have information you want to reach our readers?