In view of the coronavirus, governments around the world have announced relief to the people, workers, and employees and in this regard, the governments of several countries have also made arrangements to provide special relief to the employees.
Just as the government had announced Rs 12,000 for workers in Pakistan, the government of Saudi Arabia has announced to pay half the salary to all employees of private companies for the next two years. Yes, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has announced that the government will pay all types of private employees half of their salaries under the Corona Relief Fund for the next two years.
The subsidy will be provided to the employees under the ministry's 'Promotion of Manpower' and will cover all employees from 4,000 riyals to 15,000 riyals. According to the Arab website ajel.sa, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development clarified that the said relief employees will be given under the Corona Relief Program and the government will pay the employees half of their salary.
In other words, the government will pay 2,000 riyals a month for the next two years to the employees whose salary is 4,000 riyals and additional 7,000 riyals will be provided to the employees who receive a salary of up to 15,000 riyals. The move by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development comes as Corona has increased spending on health issues.
Under the relief program, the government has also announced an additional 10% payment to women and disabled employees, but this additional amount has been provided to women and disabled people working in cities other than Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Al-Khabar. In addition, the government has announced relief for small and medium enterprises that did not lose their jobs even during the Corona epidemic.