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Posted On: 10 April 2021 11:16 pm
Updated On: 11 April 2021 09:33 am

13 categories exempt from decision to reduce 50% employees in the private sector

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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In a Tweet, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) announced 13 categories that are exempt from the Cabinet decision to reduce the number of workers in the workplace in the private sector to 50%.

The Ministry said that based on the decision at the Cabinet Meeting and within the framework of re-imposing restrictions due to the COVID-19, the following was decided:

Reducing the number of workers present at the workplace in the private sector to (50%) of the total number of employees in each agency, and the rest of the workers start their work remotely from their homes, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, in coordination with the concerned authorities, determines the necessary activities that are excluded from this decision.

All meetings that are held for employees and workers in the government and private sectors present at their place of work (remotely) shall be using modern technical means, and in case this is not possible, and in cases of necessity, the meeting shall be held with a number of not more than (5) persons, taking into account the taking of precautionary measures.

MOCI also mentioned the categories excluded from the application of this decision. They are as follows:

  1. Food and ration outlets
  2. Maintenance companies
  3. Factories
  4. Pharmacies and clinics
  5. Telecom companies
  6. Companies working in State projects
  7. E-commerce companies
  8. Food distribution companies
  9. Petrol stations
  10. Restaurants (only delivery and takeaway)
  11. Financial institutions licensed by the Qatar Central Bank
  12. Bakeries
  13. Logistic services companies, companies operating in ports, airports, and customs services

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) clarified that this decision is subject to change according to developments in this regard and the violators will be prosecuted.

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Source and cover image: MOCI (Twitter)