Saudi Arabia to pay households of well being care staff who died from COVID-19


Oct 28, 2020

Saudi Arabia will compensate the households of well being care staff who died from COVID-19, the official Saudi Press Agency reported Tuesday.

“An amount of 500,000 riyals ($133,000) will be disbursed to the families of the deceased due to the coronavirus pandemic, working in the government or private health sector, whether civilian or military, and whether Saudi or non-Saudi,” learn a press release from the Saudi Cabinet.

The sum will probably be paid to households of each Saudis and expats whose family members offered care within the public or non-public sectors. The payouts cowl well being care staff who died between March 2 — when the dominion recorded its first case of COVID-19 — and the current.

Saudi Arabia is among the many worst-hit international locations within the area, however the kingdom’s an infection price has slowed dramatically since reporting nearly 5,000 instances in a single day in June.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed a further 416 instances of the coronavirus, bringing the whole to 346,047. The demise toll in Saudi Arabia has reached 5,348.

Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali, spokesman for the Health Ministry, stated on Sunday the present each day common doesn’t warrant one other lockdown. The nation ended its nationwide curfew and eased different restrictions in late June.

After a seven-month suspension, Saudi Arabia is now permitting a restricted variety of Muslim pilgrims to carry out umrah within the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. This summer time’s hajj pilgrimage, which pulls over 2 million individuals annually, was scaled down to incorporate only a few thousand socially distanced residents and residents this July.