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[단독] Self-employed people affected by the limit on the number of people are also amended by the enforcement ordinance to promote loss compensation

Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung is pushing ahead with a plan to provide loss compensation to self-employed people who have been affected by the restrictions on the number of employees as well as business hours. It is interpreted that he was conscious of the public sentiment, which will worsen as ‘distancing’ quarantine is implemented again.

According to several officials from the Democratic Party’s Election Countermeasures Committee on the 3rd, the Democratic Party decided to pursue a plan to include small business owners who have been subject to the number of people limited in the loss compensation law. “It is a situation in which compensation for the limit of the number of people as well as the business hours is limited,” said an official of the senior leadership team in a phone call with Maeil Business News.

Currently, the Enforcement Decree of the Small Business Protection Act stipulates that only small business owners who have been subjected to ‘measures to restrict all or part of their operating hours’ are eligible for loss compensation.

Another senior official said, “There have been constant complaints that it is unfair to exclude the number of people,” he said.

Candidate Lee convened an emergency quarantine countermeasures meeting on the 1st, when there were more than 5,000 new confirmed cases per day. At this meeting, Candidate Lee ordered, “If possible, it would be better to solve the problem without causing economic difficulties, but if there is any need to seek the cooperation of small business owners, they should first create and do more countermeasures corresponding to that.”

Candidate Lee requested preemptive measures, but when quarantine measures were announced to return to social distancing two days later, the party leadership immediately prepared follow-up measures. While the government announced plans to significantly tighten the number of personnel restrictions and apply the quarantine pass while keeping business hours the same, some pointed out that the cost of compensating for losses was conscious.

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