Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has just announced a ban on takeaways from restaurants and cafés.
A tweet from the MOCI stated: “In line with previous decisions and procedures, restaurants and cafes have been allowed to operate by only processing delivery orders according to the outlined procedures.”
In line with previous decisions and procedures, restaurants and cafes have been allowed to operate by only processing delivery orders according to the outlined procedures. #Qatar #YourSafetyIsMySafety pic.twitter.com/GNPoRhnXQq— ÙØ²Ø§Ø±Ø© Ø§ÙØªØ¬Ø§Ø±Ø© ÙØ§ÙØµÙØ§Ø¹Ø© (@MOCIQatar) April 21, 2020
This implies that restaurants currently operating in Qatar will only be allowed deliveries on orders and customers will not be allowed to arrive at the venues for pick-ups.
Restaurants have been directed to ban customers from collecting orders and the doors of all cafés and restaurants will have to be closed going forward. Customers are not allowed inside or outside the restaurants.
The decision does not apply to kiosks licensed as restaurants and cafés located in tourist areas, sports clubs, Lusail City and The Pearl among other locations. These will continue to remain closed until further notice.
The Ministry has also stated that there will be penalties for violation and for those who don’t comply.
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