No more takeaways, only home delivery services allowed in Qatar

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All restaurants and cafes in Qatar have been ordered to temporarily close their doors and only accept home deliver orders, effective today until further notice. 

The decision was made by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) mandating restaurants and cafes to avoid letting customers come inside and outside their stores. 

This has been implemented within the framework of the precautionary measures set by Qatar to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure the health and safety of citizens and residents. 




The following conditions were announced by the Ministry:


• To allow restaurants and cafes (coffee shops) to provide delivery services only. 

• The owners of restaurants and cafes (coffee shops) shall comply with the following procedures:

- To ban customers from collecting orders and to close the doors of restaurants and cafes (coffee shops)

- To refrain from hosting customers both inside and outside the store

• This decision does not include the following:

- kiosks licensed as restaurants and cafes located in tourist areas, sports clubs, Lusail City, and The Pearl among other locations (as they will remain closed until further notice).

• Administrative employees and staff of restaurants and cafes (coffee shops) must comply with health and safety measures. 

• Violating this decision, which will subject transgressors to the penalties stipulated in applicable laws, decisions and regulations.

This decision was issued today, April 21, 2020, and is subject to amendments and changes.

MoCI is urging the community to seek information only from official sources, and to regurlarly check the Ministry's website and social media pages for the latest news and updates on the pandemic.

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry