Parliament approved the first measures to fight the pandemic
Parliament approved the first measures to fight the pandemic. The state will reimburse troubled companies full gross wages of their employees and sole traders will get support too; conditions will be set later by the government. During Covid-19 quarantine, sickness benefits will be paid by social insurer SP (employers pay the first ten days at present) and the benefit will come to 55% of gross wage (25%) during the first three days. A nursing benefit will not be limited (it is capped at 14 days at present). The costs for wage reimbursements are yet to be specified; the benefits will cost €338.5m extra this year.