Nearly $320 million financial support to Saudi employees in private sector

Earlier in April, King Salman approved exceptions for unemployment insurance (SANED) to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus, on the private sector, who may lose their jobs due to the pandemic. (File/AFP)
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Updated 02 May 2020

Nearly $320 million financial support to Saudi employees in private sector

  • Al-Quweiz said the process for creating an application for the support request is simple and straightforward

DUBAI: Almost $320 million have been distributed to over 40,000 Saudi citizens to help support local employees working in the private sector, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported citing the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI).
Over 80,000 firms and more than 400,000 Saudi nationals, representing 23 percent of the total citizens in the private sector and who are registered with the GOSI have benefited from the financial support, GOSI governor Sulaiman Al-Quweiz said.
Al-Quweiz said the process for creating an application for the support request is simple and straightforward. He added that any issues over eligibility have been removed.
He also said those who submitted their applications after the end of the scheduled time and during the month of April, will be paid the compensation for May on June 1.
Earlier in April, King Salman approved exceptions for unemployment insurance (SANED) to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus, on the private sector, who may lose their jobs due to the pandemic.


Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 262,959
  • A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,383 new cases of the disease on Friday.

Of the new cases, 81 were recorded in Makkah, 77 in Hail, 69 in Jeddah and 63 in Riyadh.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 262,959 after 2,566 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

On Thursday, the health ministry announced Saudi Arabia had conducted more than 4 million COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests since the beginning of the outbreak.