(ČIA) The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO) has registered more than 50,000 applications in two weeks from self-employed persons for so-called nursing allowances. Of the total, the ministry reviewed ca. 10,000 applications, approved 5,000 and returned 5,000 for completion or reworking. The ministry started to pay the subsidy on April 14, 2020. In the first wave, roughly CZK 22m will be paid to ca. 3,000 people. The average amount of subsidy for approved applications is CZK 7,000 per person.