Najran Municipality spokesman Abdullah Al-Fadel said the Health Affairs Directorate reported that 56 Saudis were admitted to various hospitals with food poisoning. The municipality formed a committee consisting of representatives from the municipality, the Health Affairs Directorate and the Saudi Food and Drugs Authority.
The municipality closed down the restaurant temporarily and took samples of the food and workers to the laboratory. The restaurant did not have any previous record of health and safety violations.
All victims have recovered except for 16 who are still in King Khalid Hospital. However, their condition is stable.