Bahrain to pay 50% of wages for private firms hit by coronavirus

Bahrain to pay 50% of wages for private firms hit by coronavirus

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Bahrain ‘s government said it will pay 50% of salaries to private company employees in sectors hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, said state news agency BNA.

 

The new payments will begin in July, BNA said, adding that the government would expand its assistance to citizens of Bahrain by paying electricity and water bills as well.

Bahrain had said that it was spending $570 million on paying salaries to all of its 100,000 private-sector citizens from April to June to help soften the economic blow from the coronavirus outbreak.

 

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