Coronavirus kills mother-in-law of Iran’s Khamenei’s son

The report said Ezat Khamoosi was the mother-in-law of cleric Meysam Khamenei. (File/AFP)
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Updated 24 March 2020

Coronavirus kills mother-in-law of Iran’s Khamenei’s son

  • More than a dozen Iranian figures have died of COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus
  • Iran’s COVID-19 death toll stood at 1,812 on Monday.

DUBAI: The mother-in-law of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s youngest son has died at a hospital in Tehran due to COVID-19, state-run IRNA has reported.

The report said Ezat Khamoosi was the mother-in-law of cleric Meysam Khamenei, one of the sons of the Ayatollah.

More than a dozen Iranian figures have died of COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus, which has so far infected 23,049 people in the regime.

Iran’s COVID-19 death toll stood at 1,812 on Monday.


Bahrain to spend $570m on private sector salaries

Updated 08 April 2020

Bahrain to spend $570m on private sector salaries

  • Bahrain's government will spend $570 million on paying salaries to all 100,000 of its citizens employed in the private sector from April to June

DUBAI: Bahrain’s government will spend $570 million in salaries for 100,000 private sector workers from April to June to help with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the labor ministry said on Wednesday.
The government will also pay electricity and water bills for all Bahraini citizens and businesses and will extend some tax breaks on properties and tourism, it said in a statement.
The initiative is part of a $11 billion stimulus package announced by the government for the private sector to mitigate the impact on the economy from the outbreak.