Via sabq.org: "Qassim health": did not score confirmed cases of "Coruna" in the region. The Google translation:
Buraidah: confirmed the Directorate General of Health Affairs in Qassim area hospitals that did not register until today any confirmed cases infected with "Corona."
The media spokesman health Qassim Mohammed Saleh Dabbasi that the Department of Public Health Directorate relay communications received daily from various hospitals in the region about cases (Corona) and deal with it according to the rules generalized to that of the relevant authorities in the ministry, starting with the inspection, diagnosis, detection and treatment, and to take caution and precautions medical and professional .
He added that because of the similarity in the symptoms of influenza and other diseases, the suspected cases multiply and spread in different hospitals and are handled as the case until the results of the tests, which were negative for the various cases, even the preparation of this news.
Called "Dabbasi" all citizens to obtain information from sources, and not the pursuit of publishing and fueling rumors that will impact on the various segments of society.
As a health communication policy, the Saudi attempt to control the message seems unlikely to succeed. If they're worried about rumours, they can take the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection as a model: the CHP provides a firehose of official information, it's been reliable for years, and there's no room for rumour-mongering.