MoCI extends working hours for commercial, service activities Jun 04, 2020 0 821 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaThe working hours for commercial and service activities in Qatar will be from 7 am to 8 pm (Sunday to Thursday) from Thursday with some exceptions, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has said.The steps are being taken within the framework of the preventive and precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 outbreak. However, some activities are excluded from the decision which include outlets selling food products, consumer goods, and subsidised supplies (hypermarkets, supermarkets, and groceries), shops selling fruit and vegetables, petrol stations and car services, maintenance companies (electricity, plumbing and electronics services), companies delivering orders through electronic apps, logistics services companies and freight firms operating in ports, airports and customs services, car maintenance workshops affiliated with agencies, pharmacies, companies operating in the hospitality sector, factories, telecommunications companies and bakeries. Also contracting and engineering companies (allowed to operate in construction sites along with affiliated engineering offices).“Restaurants, cafeterias and cafes (coffee shops) that are allowed to deliver or hand over orders to customers outside the business place. However, restaurants and cafes located in malls are exempt from this decision and are only allowed to process home delivery orders. These outlets are prohibited from handing over orders to customers, both inside and outside the premises,” said the ministry in a tweet.In a circular, the MoCI specifies that the earlier decisions on closing retail outlets in malls - with the exception of stores selling food products and pharmacies - and suspending the activities of health clubs, barber shops and beauty salons will continue.The statement said the decision to close retail outlets in malls, popular markets and shopping centres remains valid, with the exception of outlets selling food products and pharmacies.All companies and retail outlets must comply with the decisions issued by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Public Health in this regard.Violators of the decisions will be subjected to legal accountability.The statement said this decision may be subject to amendments and updates according to the latest developments in this regard. RELATED ARTICLES HMC performs open heart surgery on COVID-19 patient Jun 04, 2020 0 8080 Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street opens to traffic after upgrade Jun 04, 2020 0 7636 Qatar relaxes COVID-19 restrictions Jun 04, 2020 0 6104 There has been no slowdown, we have become stronger: QA chief Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Airways (QA) has persevered, grown, expanded and invested even more during the last three years, airline’s Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker has said. “There has been no slowdown. We .. National Address Law: People stuck abroad will be treated leniently Tribune News Network Doha With the deadline to register the national address expiring on July 26, a Ministry of Interior official said that people who are unable to register because they are stuck abroad will be dealt with .. Traffic violations drop by 62% in April: PSA Traffic violations recorded in Qatar dropped by 62 percent in April as compared to March, according to latest figures released by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA). Similarly, traffic accident cases dropped ..