Oman’s Ministry of Commerce urges institutions and commercial companies to follow precautionary measures

Muscat: Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment and Promotion urges institutions and commercial companies to abide by the precautionary measures.

H.E Qais Mohammed Al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and investment promotion, member of the Supreme Committee on Covid-19

1, During such exceptional circumstance of Covid-19 pandemic in the Sultanate of Oman and worldwide, we urge all commercial establishments to follow the precautionary measures to avoid virus spread among customers.

2, It has been recently noticed by the ministry that some commercial malls and centers as well as restaurants and cafes are not abiding by the precautionary measures issued by the ministry in a coordination with health ministry on regulating the shopping activities in a manner that control the spread of Covid-19

3, No need to say, it is a joint responsibility between the government, individuals, community and business and any violation from a particular activity might negatively affect other activities, therefore, it is very important to follow the set precautionary measures, namely, wearing mask, maintaining a safe distance (2 meters ) between customers at cashier counters, sanitizing shopping trolleys and regulating the entry of customers at a given time to avoid crowding.

4, Economy is vital, yet staying healthy by following the safety instructions remains the top priority during such times in order to sustain the achievements in managing this crisis which paved the way for reopening all commercial activities and coping with this pandemic, our abidance will enable us to avoid economic implications which might negatively impact the commerical markets in general and the sector of companies, institutions and entrepreneurs in particular.

5, The ministry of commerce, industry and investment promotion  urges all consumers to strictly follow these measures to reduce infection, minimize their shopping activities to the minimal necessary level, and to avoid shopping at rush hours between 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

6, The ministry also encourages all individuals to make use of online shopping through the available electronic applications.

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