Saudi Arabia announces 500K riyals to the families of healthcare workers who die due to COVID, whether Saudi or Non-Saudi

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Riyadh – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that 5,00,000 SAR will be given to the families of healthcare workers who die due to coronavirus, whether Saudi or Non-Saudi, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

“An amount of (500,000) riyals is disbursed to the families of the deceased due to the (new Corona virus) pandemic, working in the government or private health sector, whether civilian or military, and Saudi or non-Saudi, provided that this applies as of the date of recording the first infection with (the virus) ) On 7/7/1441 AH”, SPA tweeted.

The decision was made during a cabinet decisions meeting held under the supervision of King Salman bin Abdulazeez Al-Saud.

According to the health ministry data as of 22 October, the total number of people who contracted the virus go up to 343,774. These include 8,343 active cases receiving necessary medical care. 791 of them are critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.

However, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was ranked in the list of top 20 safest countries in the world in terms of regional safety and stability during the coronavirus crisis, according to a research concluded by Hong Kong-based Deep Knowledge Group.

According to the research, Saudi Arabia stood number one in ‘COVID-19 Regional Resiliency’ that shows a country’s capacity to adapt and thrive under adverse conditions.

Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries in the middle-east region to close its borders as soon as the reports of coronavirus outbreak started.

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