Total COVID-Related Govt Spending Reaches MVR 3,895 Million

The Ministry of Finance has released the government’s latest weekly COVID-19 spending report, detailing the MVR 3,895 million spent so far on pandemic-related response efforts.

As of 30 September 2021, total spending towards COVID-19 health and social efforts stood at MVR 2,121.9 million. This is a 0.6% increase from the week before. In this review period, 33.2% of total health and social spending was committed-spending.

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In terms of week-on-week spending, Ministry of Health registered the highest spending compared to its peers. The spending was mainly on Allowance to Employees. The next significant spending was by National Social Protection Agency on Grants, Contributions and Subsidies. Over the review period, other agencies only reported small incremental changes in their spending.

As of 30 September 2021, total disbursements made to ERP schemes stood at MVR 1,773.4 million, unchanged from week before.

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