Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama has announced that there will be more than 4,400 applications by the 11th for lump-sum payments to business partners of restaurants whose business hours have been shortened due to the declaration of an emergency, and that payments will be started sequentially from the 12th. did.

The lump-sum payment is paid to businesses that have transactions with restaurants that have shortened their business in the area subject to the state of emergency, or businesses that are directly affected by refraining from going out, on the condition that sales decrease to a certain extent. I will.

The amount of payment is

▽ up to 600,000 yen for small and medium-sized enterprises ▽ up to 300,000 yen for

sole proprietors

, and application acceptance began on the 8th


this month.

Regarding this lump sum, Minister Kajiyama received 4,444 applications by the 11th at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 12th, and proceeded with the payment procedure in order from the one that completed the examination, and in the fastest case, the payment will be made from the 12th. Clarified to start.

Minister Kajiyama said, "We will continue to do our utmost to provide information and application support from the standpoint of the business operator, and to deliver it promptly and appropriately to the business operator facing difficult situations."