Saudi Arabia has announced to allocate $133 million (SR500 million) to Saudi fund for development (SFD) to help people who are badly affected by the infection COVID-19.
Spokesman Nasar Al-Hazani told a daily press conference that the benefit of the allocated fund will go to the vulnerable group including students, widows, elderly, handicapped, families of prisoners, divorced women, and stranded Umrah visitors.
At the same time, the country has taken one more step towards coronavirus affected families. Those families which are badly affected with the coronavirus will get food without any problem across the nation. So, that no one dies due to starvation in this tough situation.
According to Al-Hazani, through the allocated fund to SFD, almost SR38 million has been spent which helped 37,597 families so far. This is the initial step taken towards the welfare of COVID-19 affected by the allocated fund.
The spokesman of the health ministry, Dr Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly urged the people to use e-service (via mobile app or website-Mawid) provided by the ministry. It helps the people to take a self-assessment if they think they have coronavirus or if he/she is in close contact with the infected person.
He added that early testing can identify the cases before the symptoms appear in the patient and it will help a lot to treat the patient and save their life.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly also said that the daily laboratory examinations will also increase to stop the spread of infection. The increased examination will help to find the infected person early and to manage the pandemic.
All these positive steps are taken to defeat the COVID-19 as soon as possible.
The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the kingdom is 4,934, boosted the total number of recoveries to 805, while the death toll reached 65 so far.