As you are aware, following the outbreak of the pandemic in our country, a Special National Solidarity Fund to Fight the Coronavirus has been set up, in addition to the protective measures I have already mentioned.
However, in view of developments in the health situation and the effects of COVID-19 on our economic and social life, it was necessary to make some readjustments.
The encouraging lessons learnt from our COVID-19 response strategy enabled us to take relief and support measures for the economic sectors and persons most affected by the pandemic.
These measures seek, among other things, to:
- ease social life and the movement of persons;
- suspend the payment of some taxes, dues and contributions;
- increase the amount of family allowances and some retirement benefits.
It goes without saying that these relief measures do not exempt us from complying with "barrier gestures", particularly the wearing of face masks in public places as well as the ban on public gatherings, aimed at checking the spread of the pandemic.