The Ministry of Finance stated in their latest statistical publication that the COVID-19 spending this week has reached a staggering MVR 3 billion.
The Ministry of Finance revealed that the total health and social spending during the week was MVR 1.50 billion.
Total economic response spending for the period was MVR1.55 billion.
This is a 0.4% increase from the previous week.
Moreover, MVR 6.3 million was disbursed as Income Support Allowance during the week.
Government spending during the pandemic has reached astronomical levels. However, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel as there have been some signs of economic recovery.