July 06, 21 - 9:36 am - LABS

Brazil extends emergency aid payments until October

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro extended emergency aid for three months. The emergency aid program (created to mitigate pandemic losses in 2020), which varies from BRL 150 ($29,37) to BRL 375 ($73,41) and would end in July, was extended until October.

In October, the government hopes that the entire adult population will be at least partly vaccinated against COVID-19, which would allow a “safe return to work”, according to the Economy Minister Paulo Guedes, reported G1.

The financial aid has been distributed in Brazil‘s state-owned bank Caixa mobile app.