Mon 13 September 2021:
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced on Monday that Saudi Arabia will donate $5.3 million (20 million riyals) to supply COVID-19 vaccines to less developed Muslim countries.
The Kingdom’s donation would be channeled through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center.
The pledge aims to help developing countries of the bloc, which include 22 member states, the statement said.
According to the OIC, Saudi Arabia has also urged other Muslim countries to join the campaign and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries.
Last month, the Kingdom said it will grant the families of healthcare workers who died from COVID-19 while treating infected patients $133,300 (500,000 Saudi Riyals), the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Families of all healthcare employees who died of the coronavirus – regardless of whether they were Saudi nationals or expatriate residents, worked in the government or private sector, or in the civilian or military sector – will be compensated, SPA said.
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