Free EWA for Bahrainis for Three Months Starting July

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The Cabinet approved a number of initiatives aimed at mitigating the impacts of the novel coronavirus.

In this regard, the government decided, based on its consultations with the Legislative Branch and the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and based on their visions, to pay 50% of the salaries of insured Bahrainis in the most affected private sector institutions for three months, starting from July, in accordance with the terms and conditions to be set by the Labour and Social Development Ministry, in coordination with the relevant authorities.

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The government also decided to pay the electricity and water bills of all Bahraini subscribers for their first houses for three months, beginning from July, provided that they do not exceed the bills of the same period last year.
The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) will also support the most affected economic sectors, in accordance with the terms and conditions that will be approved by its Board of Directors.

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