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Macron Announces Bonus Package for Homecare Workers Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Macron Announces Bonus Package for Homecare Workers Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, 4 August, 2020 - 12:00
President of France Emmanuel Macron wearing a protective mask after the match, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday the country's 320,000 homecare workers would each be granted a COVID-19 bonus of 500 euros, a package worth 160 million euros ($188.08 million).


"These men and women were the forgotten ones of the COVID bonus," Macron said during a press conference in the southern city of Toulon, adding the French state would put up 80 million euros and the local governments the other half of the package. ($1 = 0.8507 euros)


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