9 April 2020
The global outbreak brought a lot of economic and socio-economic uncertainties and forced governments around the world to respond. Many opted for movement restrictions with various degrees to curb the spread of the disease, with often severe direct economic implications. This report aims to assess the first impact of this wave of activities, comparing the response of the Saudi government with other countries. It also reviews how different sectors are impacted differently, and reviews how social, economic and healthcare programs were initiated to mitigate the impact on Saudi Arabia.