We will support workers taking unpaid leave: Finance minister
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
"Our citizens who are on unpaid leave, do not worry. We'll provide salary support for them, too," Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said in a video posted on Twitter.
The government will also provide cash aids this month for a total of 4.4 million families with low income, Albayrak said, adding: "Thus, 2.3 million more families hit financially by the virus will benefit from this support."
Turkey has already taken sweeping steps to protect employment amid the pandemic, including short-term employment allowance.
After originating in China last December, the coronavirus has spread to at least 184 countries and regions across the world, with its epicenter shifting to Europe.