Soldiers Receive COVID-19 Funds, Civil Servants Embittered

Frontline workers and teachers are embittered after the government last month paid COVID-19 allowances to soldiers who tested positive for the pandemic in their line of duty yet other government employees are yet to be paid. At the beginning of the year, the Government promised that civil servants who contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty would receive health insurance cover ranging from US$650 to US$1 000 paid in local currency at the prevailing official exchange rate. Information gathered by The NewsHawks shows that soldiers who tested positive for COVID-19 were paid…

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