The Saudi government has announced $ 10 million in financial support to the World Health Organization to combat the spread of the emerging Corona virus, which has killed more than 3,800 people worldwide.
The official Saudi “SPA” agency stated in a statement today, Monday, that the King of the Kingdom, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, directed to allocate 10 million dollars “in response to the urgent appeal launched by the World Health Organization for all countries, aimed at intensifying efforts to take global measures to combat COVID-19 “.
Meanwhile, the Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, told SPA: “This high directive embodies the noble humanitarian role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and reflects its eagerness to harness its potential and resources.” In the service of humanitarian issues, in full cooperation with the United Nations, its agencies, organizations and the international community to achieve everything that is good for humanity. ”
The World Health Organization confirmed, in late January 2020, that the danger posed by the outbreak of the new type of coronavirus, represents an emergency for the world and not only for China, the country of origin, where it spread in December 2019, and called it “COVID-2019”, calling for taking necessary measures At the international level to confront the disease.
As of Saturday, 11,1557 cases of the virus have been recorded in the world, which has spread in more than 100 countries, including 3884 deaths, most of them in China, while about 63,000 people have been reported recovering.
In Saudi Arabia, to date, 15 cases of this strain have been recorded without any deaths.
Source: SPA + Agencies