850,000 Iranians lost their jobs during the Coronavirus


Masood Babaei, an official at the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, said on Monday that about 8,850,000 people had lost their jobs since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Iran as of August 1.

850,000 Iranians lost their jobs during the Coronavirus


He said that since the first cases of the disease had been identified’ in the country, numerous businesses were affected, 62 per cent of which were in the service sector, which usually has the largest workforce.

He added that 850,000 people lost their jobs due to the coronavirus, 59% of whom were active in the service sector. However, 31% of businesses in the industrial sector were affected’ and 28% of industrial workers were laid off.

In the agriculture sector, about 20 percent of businesses were tainted, and 3 per cent of workers lost their jobs, he lamented, adding that about 12,500 to 13,500 people were added’ to our pension population across the country. , But now it is increasing.

In fact, more than 850,000 people claimed to have lost their jobs due to the disease, he lamented.

He pointed out that a new system called Comprehensive Labor Relations System has been developed’ in 5 provinces, so that both the examination and payment for these persons can be in accordance with the law, which is required to receive the stipend.

To protect the economy against the coronavirus, b24b has been, allocated

To mitigate the effects of the corona virus on the national economy, the government has allocated one trillion reels (approximately 42 billion riyals at the official rate).

President Hassan Rouhani said 120 trillion riyals (approximately 3 billion) has been, allocated to the health sector and 50 trillion riyals (approximately $ 1.2 billion) has been, allocated to the unemployment fund.

In addition, 750 trillion riyals (approximately $ 17.8 billion) will be repaid’ to businesses in low-interest loans, Rouhani added.

The number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in Iran rose to 388,810 on Monday, of which 22,410 have died and 335,572 have been, recovered so far. In the past 24 hours, 2,152 new cases of the virus have been, identified, and 117 people have died, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.

Currently, the condition of 3,737 patients with the corona virus is critical, he added.


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