Maldives government have made a total disbursement of MVR43.6 million towards over 5,000 individuals under Income Support Allowance.

According to the Ministry of Finance, the government have issued income support to a total of 5,440 people who are all registered for the scheme.

Moreover, the recent statistics from the ministry is as of 13 August 2020.

Earlier the Maldives government made announcement of the Income Support Allowance in order to provide financial support to the working class citizens amid the Covid-19 pandemic slowing down the country's economy.

The global pandemic slowed down the country's economic drive with several businesses facing setbacks resulting in corporate redundancies and lay-offs.

Reports also followed in of over 11,000 individuals employed in the Maldivian tourism industry losing their jobs amid the pandemic hitting the island nation.