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All shops except food outlets & pharmacies to remain shut on weekends

All shops except food outlets & pharmacies to remain shut on weekends

QNA
Doha
The 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.