Curfew violator arrested in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

Saudi Arabia has instituted a nationwide curfew. (AN photo/Basher Saleh)
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Updated 26 March 2020

Curfew violator arrested in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

  • Saudi man shared video of himself wandering around Hafr Al-Batin, making comments about security services

HAFR Al-BATIN: A Saudi man was arrested in the Eastern Province on Wednesday for violating the curfew imposed by authorities in the Kingdom to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

He had shared videos on social media that showed him wandering around Hafr Al-Batin governorate during the curfew, in which he made comments undermining the role of the security services, according to a spokesman for Eastern Province police. The man, who is in his thirties, also allegedly filmed security officers as they enforced the curfew on a public road.

Al-Jouf governor reviews region’s goods and prices monitoring efforts

Updated 28 March 2020

Al-Jouf governor reviews region’s goods and prices monitoring efforts

SAKAKA: Al-Jouf Gov. Prince Faisal bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz reviewed the efforts exerted by the region’s Ministry of Commerce branch, in its visits and field examination tours of the region’s cities and provinces, and in the way it is dealing with reports submitted by residents.

Prince Faisal was briefed about the situation during a meeting he held through video conferencing call with the director general of the region’s Ministry of Commerce branch, Sami Al-Ruwaili, with the participation of the region’s undersecretary, Hussain Al-Sultan.

“Under the supervision of Prince Faisal, the branch doubled its efforts in the past month as it conducted 1,100 tours, received 470 reports and issued 160 tickets, while some of the tours took place in coordination with the municipality and the region’s Health Ministry branch,” Al-Ruwaili said.

“The prices of around 140 commodities in all of the region’s commercial and food stores are electronically checked on a daily basis in the morning and at night. We are also monitoring the stocks and availability of food in the region and contacting the merchants to facilitate food provision,” he added.

“The Kingdom has the largest food stock in the Middle East. This fact was confirmed by the Ministry of Commerce through the provision of products, goods and the great capacity of the Kingdom’s largest factories. Such measures were made possible thanks to the support of the government of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,” Prince Faisal noted, commending the citizens for their awareness and cooperation with the relevant authorities.