Coronavirus: Bahrain to spend $570 mln on salaries for 100,000 employees

General view of the Bahrain World Trade Center in Manama, Bahrain, February 21, 2019. (Reuters)

Bahrain's government will spend $570 million in salaries for 100,000 private sector workers from April to June to help with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the labor ministry said on Wednesday.

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The government will also pay electricity and water bills for all Bahraini citizens and businesses and will extend some tax breaks on properties and tourism, it said in a statement.

The initiative is part of a $11 billion stimulus package announced by the government for the private sector to mitigate the impact on the economy from the outbreak.


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