Saudi Govt to grant $133k to families of health officials died of COVID-19

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

28th Oct, 2020. 09:54 am

The Government of Saudi Arabia has announced to grant 500,000 riyals ( 133,346.70 US Dollars) to the family of the health workers who died in the line of duty amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the details, the Saudi government said in its statement, that 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.

Let it be known that Saudi Arabia recorded 399 new coronavirus cases and 16 deaths, according to the Kingdom’s Ministry of Health. After new cases reported, the total number of cases in the country rose to 345,631, while the death toll was 5,329.

The Kingdom also reported 426 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 332,117.

 Medina recorded 46 new cases, the highest in the country, while the Saudi Captial Riyadh reported 44 new COVID-19 cases, and Mecca had 30. There are 8,185 active cases in the country, the Ministry of Health said, 778 of which are active cases.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced the quarantine rules the foreign pilgrims who have been allowed to perform Umrah from November 1st, 2020.

As per the rules, Dr. Amr Al-Maddah, chief planning and strategy officer at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said

People arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah are not supposed to wear Ihram on their arrival, as they have to undergo a three-day quarantine in their hotels.

At the end of their hotel stay, their respective Umrah companies will transport them to the nearest “Miqat” to don Ihram and continue with their rituals.

Some 20,000 pilgrims — residents and visitors — can perform rituals daily amid strict social distancing measures.

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