His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik on Sunday ordered the formation of a committee to address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Private Office on Sunday issued a statement, reading as follows:
“In the light of the local and global economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik gave his Royal Orders to form a committee emanating from the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“The committee will be chaired by the Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Committee. It will deal with the economic consequences of the pandemic by devising an appropriate mechanism that ensures a speedy resumption of commercial activities to accelerate economic growth.
“May the Almighty Allah protect His Majesty the Sultan and keep him as a source of pride for this dear homeland.”