Some photos showing overcrowding in front of money exchanges are being circulated on social media with claims that they are after reopening money exchanges. However, the Ministry of Trade and Industry releases a statement on their official Twitter account about the incorrectness of what was circulated about overcrowding and lack of commitment to social distancing in front of money exchanges, as these photos are old and have been circulated after the decision to reopen money exchanges.
تؤكد وزارة التجارة والصناعة عدم صحة ما تم تداوله حول الاكتظاظ وعدم الالتزام بالتباعد الاجتماعي أمام محال الصرافة، حيث أن هذه الصور قديمة وقد تم إعادة تداولها بعد قرار إعادة افتتاح محال الصرافة. وتدعو الوزارة إلى تحري دقة المعلومات والصور من مصادرها الرسمية وعدم ترويج الشائعات.— وزارة التجارة والصناعة (@MOCIQatar) May 12, 2020
The ministry calls for checking the accuracy of information and photos from its official sources and not promoting rumors.
It's worth noting that, Ministry of Commerce and Industry decided to reopen money exchange service offices with the mandatory application of precautionary measures from May 12.
The precautionary procedures include requiring visitors to wear masks, following social distancing guidelines, measuring temperature, and allowing a certain number of customers in at the same time, in addition to applying other preventive measures specified by the Ministry of Public Health, provided that the working hours are limited to six hours a day for employees working at money exchange service offices and allowing overtime for two paid hours so that the total of working hours does not exceed eight hours.
Money exchange service offices are also required to take the necessary measures to prevent crowding, including providing instructions, guidelines, and security personnel to assist customers and make sure social distancing guidelines are followed.
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