The Government of Flanders has announced that it will pay the water, gas and electricity bills for everyone who is “technically unemployed” because of the measures to contain the further spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19). As many stores, shops and companies have to close to comply with the federal government’s measures, a lot of employees cannot go to work. “The water, gas and electricity bills for those who become technically unemployed will be covered by the Government of Flanders for the period of one month,” said Flemish Minister for Energy Zuhal Demir during a press conference on Wednesday.

“We laten de werknemers niet aan hun lot over. Vlaanderen neemt voor 1 maand de water-, gas- en elektriciteitsfactuur over van werknemers die hun inkomen zien dalen door plotse technische werkloosheid door #corona“. ttps://twitter.com/Zu_Demir/status/1240249473063944192/photo/1