Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al-Hussein, official spokesman of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment 

Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al-Hussein
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Updated 26 March 2020

Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al-Hussein, official spokesman of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment 

Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al-Hussein has been the general supervisor of marketing and communication and the official spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment since 2015.

Al-Hussein received his bachelor’s degree in 1997 from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, and obtained a media diploma from King Saud University in 1999.

Al-Hussein worked for 18 years in the field of information and communication.

He began his career in 1998 as a broadcaster at Riyadh Radio under the Ministry of Culture and Information. In 2000, Al-Hussein became an official broadcaster on Channel One on Saudi TV, before leaving in 2002 to assist in setting up the ministry’s sports broadcasting division.

Al-Hussein joined the Saudi Research and Marketing Group in 2006. He is the founder of the youth pages in the Economics Newspaper.

Between 2010 and 2013, Al-Hussein was the spokesman and director of public relations and media at the Social Charity Fund.

He was appointed a member of the media committee at Prince Fahad bin Salman Association for Renal Failure Patients in 2008. A couple of years later, he became the founding media adviser and director of public relations and media at the Princess Seetah bint Abdul Aziz Award for Excellence in Social Work.

Al-Hussein served as a media adviser at the General Authority for Statistics in 2009.

Between 2014 and 2015, he was the general supervisor of media and public relations. and the official spokesman, of the Ministry of Social Affairs. 

His Twitter handle is @aalhusain.


Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

Updated 30 May 2020

Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

RIYADH: As Saudi Arabia moved closer to Phase 2 of the gradual relaxation of coronavirus lockdown rules, the Ministry of Interior announced precautionary measures and preventive protocols for several sectors to follow.

The preventive protocols, prepared by the Ministry of Health,  covers the period from 8 Shawwal to 28 Shawwal 1441 in the Hijri calendar, corresponding to May 31 to June 20, 2020 in the Gregorian calendar.

A ministry official said the protocols are provided for mosques;  the public; petroleum, petrochemical and gas and other industries; malls and retail centers, home delivery service, among others.

The preventive protocols can be found at: https://covid19awareness.sa/archives/5460.

The MOI urged all citizens, expatriates and concerned authorities "to implement these procedures and abide by their provisions in order to preserve the safety of all".

Also on Saturday, the acting minister of economy and planning, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan, said the gradual lifting of the curfew "represents a new stage in the face of the global pandemic crisis and towards a gradual return to economic activities in the Kingdom to its normal levels."
 
"The decisions were taken after continuous coordination between the Ministry of Health and the concerned authorities, relying on a focused plan that seeks to balance between procedures for reopening economic activities and maintaining the stability of health and social conditions," said Jadaan, who is also the Kingdom's minister of finance.

Al-Jadaan highlighted that the government has increased – during the last period through the state’s general budget – spending on urgent and necessary requirements to face the crisis.

It has significantly strengthened the financial allocations for the Health and related services sector.

The government also launched urgent support initiatives to mitigate the impact on the private sector, supporting the economy and to preserve the jobs of citizens in economic establishments, he said in a statement carried by the SPA.