On Tuesday, the Saudi government decided to disburse half a million riyals (133 thousand dollars) to the families of workers in the health sector who died due to the emerging corona virus.
The official Saudi News Agency (SPA) said that the Council of Ministers decided, during its regular weekly meeting, to disburse that amount to the families of the deceased working in the government or private health sector, whether civil or military, and Saudi or non-Saudi.
The decision takes effect from the date of recording the first infection with the virus, on March 11th.
So far, Saudi Arabia has recorded more than 345,000 cases of corona, more than 332,000 have recovered, and 5,329 died, according to the latest statistics from the Saudi Ministry of Health.
It is not known exactly how many health workers have died in Corona.
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