“Around 40,000 jobs lost in Kosovo due to COVID-19 pandemic”

Jusuf Azemi, head of the private sector independent trade union, said that by July 40,000 people in Kosovo are estimated to have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Azemi warned that the figure could surpass 60,000 by the end of September if the present situation persists.

Azemi said that the rights of people working in Kosovo’s private sector are among the most infringed in the region and that this has become particularly evident during the pandemic. “The situation is extremely difficult,” Azemi said.