Saudi king orders $2.4 billion coronavirus support for citizens - state news agency

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  • Friday, 03 Apr 2020

FILE PHOTO: A Saudi man walks past a poster depicting Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, after a curfew was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/File Photo

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the disbursement of up to 9 billion riyals (1.95 billion pounds) in financial support to more than 1.2 million citizens who work in private sector companies affected by the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Alison Williams)

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