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MOCI publishes list of key sectors exempted from closure during Eid Al Fitr holidays

MOCI publishes list of key sectors exempted from closure during Eid Al Fitr holidays

Ministry issues 475 licences for discounted price sales in June The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has released its monthly report on special licences issued in June this year. The report said 475 licences were issued for discounted prices, including 176 for discounts and 299 for festivals, according to a press statement issued by the MoCI Monday. The report indicated that a total of 299 licences for offers were issued in June, including promotional offers, special offers, prize draws and Swipe and Win. Forty-nine promotional offer licences were granted for companies selling goods in malls and retail shops, while 234 licences were granted for special offers, including new prices; buy one, get one for free; and buy one, get the second one for half the price, the statement explained. Fifteen licences for prize draws were also awarded in June, while one licence for Swipe and Win was issued.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has decided to close all commercial activities and services during Eid Al Fitr holidays from May 19 to 30 except key sectors and activities following the state’s preventive and precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The exceptions from the decision in food and consumer sector are food outlets like shopping complexes for consumable items, supermarkets, groceries, fruits and vegetable shops, restaurants (allowed only delivery services), sweet and chocolate shops and bakeries.

The exceptions in health sector are pharmacies, clinics (according to the decisions issued by the Ministry of Public Health in this regards).

Petrol stations and garages run by the car dealer companies will remain open in automobile sector.

The exceptions from the decision in other sectors are industries in all industrial areas, contracting companies and engineering supervisory (allowed to work at construction sites and engineering offices running under it).

Companies for maintenance (plumber and electric services) will remain open.

Financial institutions are also exception from the decision according to the circular issued by the Qatar Central Bank.

Telecommunication companies, companies for delivery services operating through mobile app, general companies in hotel sector, companies for logistic services and general companies at ports and airports are exceptional from the decision.

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