Government and institution measures in response to COVID-19.
Government and institution measures in response to COVID-19.
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MTSS Resolution No. 54/2020 of 03/19/2020
Prevention and control measures:
HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL REGISTRY (PUBLIC HEALTH MINISTRY) AND INCOME FOR OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE
Law No. 19.873 and Decree No. 131/020: Registry for healthcare personnel exposed to COVID-19 and treated patients and consideration of COVID-19 as an occupational disease
Registry for personnel exposed to COVID-19
It will be carried out by the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) and it will contain information corresponding to doctors and non-doctors (including the cleaning staff and other related services) who directly or indirectly participate in the treatment process in private healthcare institutions and are exposed to the infection of COVID-19. It will also contain information corresponding to patients treated by said doctors.
Institutions included must send the MSP a daily update of all employees and patients treated by those in risk of infection or that are affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 disease.
Coronavirus COVID-19 as an occupational disease
People, whether nationals or foreigners, who intend to enter the country by any air, sea or land means, regardless of their cause of entry, must complete an affidavit that will include data related to the person entering the country, such as, manifestation of absence of symptoms and of contact with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to entering the country, under the corresponding administrative and criminal responsibilities.
Every person upon entering the country must:
a) Undergo temperature control at the point of entry;
b) Use a face mask in the opportunities of contact less than two meters away with other people;
c) Accredit a negative result of the SARS CoV-2 virus detection test (by molecular biology technique PCR-RT or diagnostic techniques approved by the Ministry of Public Health), carried out no more than 72 hours before the start of the test. travel (provided the passenger is in transit), in a laboratory authorized in the country of origin or transit. In the event that the entry to the country is through a means of commercial passenger transport, the accreditation of the negative test must be carried out prior to boarding with the corresponding Company. Minors under 6 years of age are excepted, being subject to the rest of the sanitary measures established in this Decree;
d) Have health coverage in Uruguay;
e) Comply with the mandatory preventive social isolation for a period of 7 (seven) days, having to perform a new test according to literal c) on the seventh day of stay in the national territory or extend the mandatory preventive social isolation for seven more days, reaching the fourteen days from entering the country.
f) To comply with the contagion prevention measures that the health authority determines.
Without prejudice, the Executive Power may authorize other expenditures or income to the country in an extraordinary way, provided that the people comply with the special sanitary measures that the competent authority determines.
Exhort yourself not to use means of collective transport from the point of entry to the country to the place of destination, where the mandatory preventive social isolation will be carried out. Likewise, people who enter the country are encouraged to download the Coronavirus UY health information application.
Main sources of information:
Directed Credit Program (National Development Agency)
It is a financial support for MSMEs with financial difficulties, it consists of loans for working capital and favorable conditions for the refinancing of debts. The Groups currently assisted are: i) Working Capital - Post COVID-19; ii) Capital for investment - Post COVID-19; iii9 COVID-19 Tourism Sector and event rooms; iv) Reprofiling of the debt of MSMEs affected by COVID-19; v) Program to support investments with positive environmental impact - Green Financing; vi) Dairy Sector Competitiveness Program of the Salto - Paysandú - Río Negro region.
Tax due dates
Various resolutions have extended tax due dates during the year 2020. The last one in force was Resolution 1898/020 of the General Tax Directorate, which extends the due dates of business income tax advances, Wealth Tax and Tax Control of the Public Limited Companies, from the month of September 2020, which may be paid in the month of December, for certain companies whose sales, services and other gross income from the previous year had generated taxable income for an amount that does not exceed the UI 6,000,000. It does not include Large Taxpayers.
Special unemployment benefit scheme (extension until 12/31/2020)
By Resolution No. 143/2020 of 03/18/2020, the Ministry of Labor created a special regime of Unemployment Subsidy for certain sectors of activity, which was later extended to all employees of private activity who provide paid services to third parties (without prejudice to some specific exclusions), whose amount of the subsidy is equivalent to 25% of the monthly average of the nominal remuneration received in the 6 months prior to the cause of protection of the subsidy calculated in proportion to the period covered by the subsidy.
Said regime has been extended by various resolutions, the last one was Resolution No. 863/020, which makes a new extension until December 31, 2020, providing that for the purposes of calculating the amount of the corresponding benefit, it will be considered, from the month of position September 2020, the average of the monthly salaries of the six full months of effective work prior to the configuration of the cause of unemployment benefit and for the respective activity.
Updating of criteria in the investment promotion regime
By Decree No. 268/020 of September 30, 2020, it updates the criteria for investment promotion within the framework of Law No. 16,906 (Investment Law), its most salient aspects are:
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