Emergency transport service set up for Kingdom during coronavirus curfew

Saudi residents can contact [email protected] for requests for emergency transport during the coronavirus curfew. (AFP)
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Updated 30 March 2020

Emergency transport service set up for Kingdom during coronavirus curfew

RIYADH: An around-the-clock email service has been set up to deal with requests for emergency transport during the coronavirus curfew.

A spokesman for the General Directorate of Public Security said a special team had been established to handle enquiries for the 13 regions of the Kingdom where movements had been restricted due to the pandemic.

Anyone needing help should contact [email protected] giving their personal and contact details along with a brief explanation and proof of why and where they need to travel.

People would be contacted immediately, said the spokesman, and those with exceptional circumstances would be allowed to move between regions.

He also noted the importance of continuing to implement preventive measures to stop gatherings of all kinds in order to prevent the spread of the virus.


Saud Ahmad Al-Hokail, senior adviser at Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

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Saud Ahmad Al-Hokail, senior adviser at Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Saud Ahmad Al-Hokail has been a senior adviser on human capital at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) since November 2017. 

Al-Hokail served as the director general of the human resources department at the MCIT from 2015 to 2017. He also served as the director of the human resources department at the e-government program “Yasser” from 2013 to 2017.

Prior to that, he held the position of director of the human resources department at the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund from 2006 to 2013.

Al-Hokail has previously said of his work: “The most important asset to any company are the talented human resources’ capabilities, even more important than the fixed or current assets, because they are irreplaceable and indispensable.

“Let us not forget that today’s digital age relies heavily on the human element. Therefore, organizations should build an environment conducive to the creativity and innovation of human resources.”

Al-Hokail earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Saud University and completed a human resources diploma from the British Academy. He holds a certificate in KPI-A from the Strategy Management Group. 

He is a proud holder of the Gulf Cooperation Council Medal for Civil Service and Administration Development, and is a member of the Saudi Association of Administration.