Economy Minister Silvio Schembri stated that 25% of entitled to COVID-19 vouchers downloaded them online. The Minister stated that the response was such a success that around 118,000 people downloaded the vouchers digitally. He was also informed that a good response was registered upon the first day of vouchers being available for use.
The voucher scheme will cost the government €50 million, all with the aim of reigniting the economy following the damage incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. 750 requests per minute were also received by the government for e-ID in the first hour the vouchers were launched. Schembri also explained how the launch of these digital vouchers will contribute to future use of e-ID and other online governmental platforms, especially considering that 50% of businesses switched to online service during the pandemic.
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