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Posted On: 8 April 2020 04:54 pm
Updated On: 25 September 2022 05:58 pm

Council decides temporary closure of shops, commercial activities during weekends

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His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior chaired the meeting held by the Council this afternoon through video communication technology.

After the meeting, His Excellency Dr. Issa bin Saad Al-Jafali Al-Nuaimi, Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs made the following:

At the beginning of the meeting, the Council heard the explanation given by H.E. the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments and developments to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Cabinet praises the efforts made by the Ministry of Health and its early detection and detection teams and all its employees, including officials, doctors, medical personnel, and workers, as well as the efforts of the ministries, institutions, and state agencies concerned that have been playing their role effectively and responsibly, and with high efficiency to protect citizens and residents and ensure their health and safety

In order to complete the decisions and actions previously taken, the Council decided to close the shops and suspend all commercial activities on Friday and Saturday of each week, with the exception of food and catering shops, pharmacies, and restaurants that submit external requests, and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry shall determine the other necessary activities exempted from this decision, and that until further notice.

The Council calls on citizens and residents to stay in their homes and not go out except in cases of necessity.

This is in addition to previous announcements made such as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry's circular on the closure of retail outlets and bank branches in shopping centers and the change in the working hours of companies and commercial shops that will operate starting at 6 AM until 7 PM.

Source: Qatar News Agency