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Published 27.06.2020 16:01
In Zimbabwe the government has pledged to give civil servants a US$75 Covid-19 allowance.
The government has offered to increase salaries of civil servants by 50% and to provide a Covid-19 allowance to be paid in foreign currency for three months. This pledge comes after workers in the health sector went on strike demanding to be paid in US dollars in order to cope…
Health, ,
Published 26.06.2020 18:44
In Egypt the World Bank will provide US$ 400 million for Health Insurance.
The bank announced that it will support the country in its fight against Covid-19 by providing US$400 million to support universal health coverage. The funds will be used to increase the capacity of the country’s universal health insurance system and to provide temporary support for out of pocket costs associated…
Unemployment, ,
Published 26.06.2020 15:45
China has canceled interest free loans to African States.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that the country will cancel its interest-free loans to African countries that are due to mature by the end of 2020 in a bid to support the continent during the Covid-19 pandemic. He further added that countries that were hardest hit by the pandemic…
Health, ,
Published 25.06.2020 18:00
In Zimbabwe certification fees for small companies producing Covid-19 PPE have been reduced.
The Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) has reduced certification fees for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) producing Covid-19 Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE). The move is aimed at increasing the number of companies manufacturing PPE and improving the quality of products. Manufacturers of PPE have to be certified by the…
Inclusion,
Published 25.06.2020 12:50
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $500 million emergency loan for Pakistan.
It is set to help Pakistan deliver social protection programs to the poor and the vulnerable, expand health sector capabilities and offer fiscal stimulus and create jobs.  
Inclusion,
Published 24.06.2020 09:13
The South Korean government on June 3 proposed its biggest stimulus package of $29-billion as it seeks to boost the economy.
The package includes the creation of 550,000 jobs and emergency funds to small and medium businesses. It is the third stimulus package announced by the government.
Inclusion,
Published 22.06.2020 14:06
Taiwan plans to use stimulus coupons to boost consumer spending by $3.3 billion this year. 
Citizens can pay $33 to the government to get $100 worth of cash-equivalent. The coupon can be spent in most shops.
Health, ,
Published 20.06.2020 11:48
The Democratic Republic of Congo will receive €19,5 million in funding from the European Union.
The humanitarian aid is to assist the country in the fight against Covid-19. Funds will be used to support information and awareness-raising activities and access to health care for underprivileged communities. The EU is also assisting aid organizations to reach people in remote parts of the country through its humanitarian…
Inclusion,
Published 19.06.2020 10:30
In Thailand, the government has approved a $722 million subsidy to spur domestic tourism.
In Thailand, tourism makes up more than 10% of its economy. This year it is estimated that it will shrink 5% to 6%, which is the worst performance since the Asian financial crisis in 1997.
Unemployment,
Published 19.06.2020 06:54
In Spain, the government announced a €4,2 billion aid plan for spurring the tourism sector.
The plan consists of 28 measures in five areas: restoring confidence in the destination, the revival of the sector, competitiveness, strategie and marketing. The tourism sector accounts for 12 per cent of the Spain’s Gross Domestic Product.

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