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.
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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.