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COVID-19 leave for low income earners who test positive

March 26, 2020 10:19 pm

The government will pay a 21-day COVID-19 leave for low-income Fijians who test positive for the disease.

Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has made this announcement tonight.

All affected employers have been asked to pay salaries as normal and the government will then reimburse this directly to the employer.

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He says if salaries cannot be paid by the employer, this will be funded by government upfront and applies to all those on a salary of $30,000 and below.

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