Bahrain extends payment of 50% of Bahrainis’ salaries in hard-hit sectors

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Bahrain’s government is extending payment of 50 percent of Bahraini citizens’ salaries working in parts of the private sector impacted by coronavirus crisis until the end of the year, a cabinet statement said on Monday.

The Council of Ministers approved the payment of 50% of the salaries of a total of 524 workers in kindergartens and nurseries from a period of 3 months starting from October 2020.

The cabinet decided to extend the wage subsidy provided by the Labor Fund (Tamkeen) for an additional 3 months, starting from October 2020 and 300 dinars per month to support 950 taxi drivers, buses and public transport drivers and 829 driving instructors who are not insured.

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The Cabinet also decided to exempt tourist facilities from paying tourism fees for an additional 3 months, starting from October 2020.

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