All shops except food outlets & pharmacies to remain shut on weekends Apr 09, 2020 0 3477 12345 QNADohaThe Cabinet has decided to close all shops and stop all commercial activities on Fridays and Saturdays with the exception of food and catering shops, pharmacies and restaurants with take away facilities. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) shall determine other necessary activities exempt from this decision, until further notice.The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al Thani through video conference technology.At the beginning of the meeting, Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohamed al Kuwari apprised the Cabinet on the latest developments to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).The Cabinet praised the efforts made by the Ministry of Public Health and its detection teams and all its employees, including officials, doctors, medical personnel and workers.It also recognised the efforts made by relevant ministries, institutions and state agencies that have been playing their role effectively and responsibly to protect citizens and residents and ensure their health and safety. The Cabinet called on all citizens and residents to stay at their homes and not go out unless absolutely necessary. RELATED ARTICLES Strategic food stock can last more than a year: Minister Apr 09, 2020 0 654 QA Cargo ensures supply of vital goods, aid Apr 09, 2020 0 521 28 more recover from virus; 153 new cases detected Apr 09, 2020 0 971 Al Gharaffa, Um Slal health centres turn COVID-19 facilities Al Gharaffa Health Centre and Um Slal Health Centre will be used as test and hold coronavirus (COVID-19) facilities from Thursday, the Primary Health Care Corporation has said. These two health centres bring the total of .. Qatar delivers 2 field hospitals to Italy QNA Doha Upon the directives of the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, two military aircraft of the Qatari Amiri Air Force, carrying two field hospitals, arrived in Italy on Wednesday in support of the country to .. Significant drop in traffic violations in February QNA Doha Qatar saw a significant drop in traffic violations in February, according to official statistics released by Qatar Planning and Statistics Authority on Wednesday. The report said traffic violations dropped ..