Government of Bahrain to support taxi drivers and kindergarten workers

Those not insured in the Social Insurance Organisation will receive their full salary

Government of Bahrain to support taxi drivers and kindergarten workers

Taxi drivers and kindergarten workers affected by the coronavirus are set to be supported by the government of Bahrain.

More than 400 kindergarten workers, and over 100 nursery staff, who are not insured in the Social Insurance Organisation will receive their full salary for the next three months.

Under the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) stimulus package, 950 taxi and bus drivers will also receive up to BHD300 for three months. The fund will also support driving trainers for the same period.

The government has announced a number of measures to help residents and citizens cope with the economic impacts of coronavirus in recent weeks.

Citizens and residents will have their electricity and water bills paid for until June, and the Central Bank of Bahrain has postponed credit card payment instalments for the next six months.

Restaurants across Bahrain have also been stepping up to help, with Moshy’s in Riffa giving out free meals to the unemployed and Big Texas Barbecue and Waffle House handing out soup to those in need.

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