Saudi government to grant 500,000 riyals to families of health workers who died from COVID-19

Nurses wheel a patient into the emergency department at Al-Noor Specialist Hospital in Makkah. (Photo: Reuters)
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Updated 28 October 2020

Saudi government to grant 500,000 riyals to families of health workers who died from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is to grant 500,000 riyals to families of health workers who died from COVID-19.

The grant will apply to those who worked in both public and private sectors, civilian or military and to all nationalities.

This applies to those who recorded their first infection starting March 2, 2020. 

Saudi Arabia has lost several healthcare workers who suffered complications arising from contracting COVID-19.

The Saudi Ministry of Health has been providing medical staff by all kinds of support, medical equipment, and sanitized health environments in order to deal with the pandemic.

On Tuesday, the ministry recorded 16 new deaths and 399 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients who contracted the disease to 345,631.
The recent deaths put the total number of fatalities in the Kingdom at 5,329.

 


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