COVID-19: Government and businesses join together in Uzbekistan, supporting needy to fight crisis

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Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Collected from Internet

Enamul Hafiz Latifee reports,

The government and businesses of Uzbekistan are joining hands to help low-income families and the jobless under a nationwide campaign suggested by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Kindness and support” campaign is to help “vulnerable segments of the population” and to ensure the country’s industries and relevant infrastructure are in “full operation,” according to the Uzbekistan Embassy in Korea, reports Korea Times.

The government has been supplying food and medical equipment to families in need and those who lost work in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Companies also have been hiring members of low-income households and supplying goods they need.

In return, the companies receive government incentives on tax, leasing, credit preferences, and other areas.

“The head of state expresses confidence that the Kindness and support nationwide movement will become a bright example of the country’s and nation’s strength,” the Embassy said.

 

It said the country’s act of goodwill was even more noteworthy because of Ramadan, which Muslims observe as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community.

It lasts from 23 April to 23 May this year.

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