Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) in a circular published on its social media said the suspension of commercial activities and offices on Friday and Saturday is still effective.
“Circular No (16) regarding the suspension of all commercial activities in outlets and offices on Fridays and Saturdays is still effective, exclusing the activities previously specified,” the statement said.
It further added that the children under the age of 12 are not permitted to enter commercial centres, shopping malls and street markets.
Meanwhile, it revoked the decision on specifying working hours of commercial and services outlets, adding that working hours can be now decided by the organisation and its management.
The ministry stated that these decisions were taken as part of the measures and requirements of the second phase of the gradual lifting of restrictions imposed on commercial centres, shopping malls and streets markets.