President Moon Jae-in would like to the fourth round of Covid-19 relief payouts rolled out for small
businesses hit hardest by the pandemic ASAP - preferably as early as next month.
We will try to ensure that the fourth round of relief payments minimizes blind spots in the employment crisis and supports those affected by the pandemic. We will make sure to protect vulnerable people on low incomes, and to provide support that is as broad and as deep as possible. I ask the government to expedite the drafting of the supplementary budget and to seek cooperation from the National Assembly in speeding up the execution of the fourth round so that payments can begin in March.
President Moon added that the government will take more action in terms of funding to small businesses, entrepreneurs and low-income groups whose incomes were hard hit in the final three months of last year.