Turkey - COVID-19: Support for low-income families and low-paid workers - March 31, 2020

The government announced an employment support scheme for all businesses and sectors to minimise the coronavirus outbreak’s negative impact on the economy. The scheme is part of the government’s larger Economic Stability Shield Package of TL 100 billion (€13.67 billion). Cash support to the tune of TL 1,000 (€137) will be given to low-income families and the lowest pensions will be raised to TL 1,500 (€205). For people working for minimum wage, a total of TL 7 billion (€ 960 million) in cash will be provided. Health workers will receive the highest bonuses, while another 32,000 new health workers will be hired.

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