Bahrain’s Shoura Council has approved legislation to pay the salaries of its citizens. It will apply to citizens working in the private sector.
It will cover their salaries for the next three months. To facilitate this 215 million Dinars will be withdrawn from the unemployment fund and is part of a 4.3 billion Dinar stimulus package to support the economy during the Coronavirus outbreak. It also includes a waiver on electricity, water and municipality bills for private homes and businesses of all those living in Bahrain for the next three months and defer loan payments for Bahrainis for six months. Full story