Bahrain's Cabinet has decided that the government will continue to pay 50% of the salaries of insured Bahraini citizens working in the most adversely affected enterprises within the private sector for a period of three months, starting from October 2020.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, today chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting, held remotely.
The salary move will benefit 23,000 Bahraini citizens and 4,000 establishments, a Bahrain News Agency report said.
The Cabinet also approved the payment of 50% of the salaries of a total of 524 uninsured employees in kindergartens and nurseries for a period of 3 months starting from October 2020.
It also extended the wage support provided by the kingdom’s Labour Fund (Tamkeen) for an additional 3 months, starting from October 2020, at the rate of BD150 per month to support 950 taxi drivers, public transport drivers, and 829 driving instructors.
The Cabinet also approved exemption of tourist facilities from tourism fees for an additional 3 months, starting from October 2020.