Riyadh hospital staff tests positive for coronavirus
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia's King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh has reported that one of its staff was tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

The patient had been in contact with a domestic worker who arrived a week ago from a coronavirus unnamed hotspot country.

The hospital said the patient was in stable condition and medical check-ups are ongoing to all the people she had been in contact with. All the results are negative until this moment, the hospital added.

The hospital also said the patient was among the cases reported by the health ministry in its official statement on Thursday.

RIYADH: Teams from the Commerce Ministry have carried out more than 10,000 monitoring tours in the past few days to verify the availability of food products and commodities nationwide, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

The tours targeted warehouses of importers, merchants, and wholesale and retail shops selling basic supplies and goods, as well as those selling medical products, to verify sufficient supplies, and to prevent the emergence of a black market and overpricing of goods.

The teams confirmed sufficient availability of goods, products and stocks, as well as price stability.

The tours are part of the ministry’s efforts to monitor markets and shops nationwide, ensure provision of supplies, prevent hoarding and profiteering, and punish violators in line with trade regulations.

The ministry has urged consumers to report any violations on its Balagh Tijari app by contacting the call center on 1900 or via its website. 

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