Japan Offering Financial Aid To S*x Workers

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The sex industry has been hit hard thanks to the global pandemic, and Japan is offering the country's sex workers financial aid to help get them through this difficult time.

According to CNN, the central government has launched a massive stimulus package worth 108 trillion Japanese yen (about $989 billion) -- and sex workers are eligible to apply for aid under certain conditions.

Despite the help, the workers say that the financial assistance is not enough or them to live on.

"I'm worried if I will have a place to live or if I can find a job to get money to live," sex worker Mika told the news publication. "I worry about (my health) of course, but now I worry more about how to survive."

There are now at least 10,797 cases nationwide and 236 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University, in Japan.

Sex workers are not included in the US stimulus package.