May 28, 2020 / 19:00

Hanoi delivers aid to almost all people hit by Covid-19

The Hanoitimes - Most of the aid beneficiaries are thankful to the timely support.

As of May 14, Hanoi has delivered aids to 385,390 people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, reaching 99.9% of the people entitled to receive such support, local media reported, citing the municipal Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs’ report at a May 27 meeting.

The report said that 363 people who have not received the payment are mostly those absent from their registered residences.

 Hanoi discusses a policy to support people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn

The department has also dispatched inspection teams to verify the aid payment. The teams reported that most of the aid beneficiaries are thankful to the timely support and that the aids have been delivered to the right people.

Addressing the meeting, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Ngo Van Quy emphasized that the support must be delivered as soon as possible to unskilled laborers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

On April 24, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed a decision to roll out a relief package worth VND62 trillion (US$2.7 billion) to support vulnerable people directly affected by Covid-19.

The package covers six beneficiary groups who would receive financial support in cash during three months starting April.

There are three groups of employees entitled to benefit from the US$2.7 billion package, including employees whose labor contracts were suspended, those taking leave without payment; laid-off employees not eligible for unemployment benefits; and workers who have no labor contracts and have lost jobs.

The Hanoi Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs has requested district People's Committees to screen 1.477 million employees eligible to receive the aids, of them 840,000 are people without labor contracts and have lost their jobs. Currently, the districts keep identifying the beneficiaries in accordance with the process and procedures.