Coronavirus: Saudi private sector to give mandatory two week leave to pregnant women and sick people.

mandatory two week leave to pregnant women & sick people in Saudi private sector .

Saudi Arabia required private sector companies to grant 14 days’ sick leave to pregnant women and patients with respiratory, autoimmune and chronic diseases, or tumours, state news agency SPA (Saudi Press Agency ) reported on Monday.

Companies must also ensure that all employees returning from abroad must isolate themselves at home for 14 days, as part of measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, SPA said.

As per the rule, pregnant women and people with respiratory and chronic diseases, immunodeficiency and users of immunosuppressant drugs, shall be given a mandatory two week leave, and it shall not be deducted from their leave balance, the report added.

The ministry’s move follows the decision by the national committee tasked with the following up on coronavirus developments as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

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