€100 cash vouchers for all residents over 16 to restart economy

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Everyone over the age of 16 will receive €100 in vouchers as the government looks to revive public spending and consumption, it was announced on Monday.

The measure is part of the government’s plan for economic regeneration as Malta starts to move forward from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The vouchers, which will be separated in five vouchers of €20 each, will arrive at recipients by post.

People will be able to use €80 out of the €100 at outlets such as restaurants and bars, while the remaining €20 can be redeemed at retail outlets which recently re-opened.

The measure is one of a number announced by the government on Monday evening, as the country moves into the phase of economic recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Nationalist Party had suggested a similar measure last April.  They had called for the government to issue a €50 voucher which could be redeemed in restaurants and bars as the economy restarts once again.