The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has closed 15 more commercial establishments for not complying with its circulars regarding the precautionary and preventive measures put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and for failing to meet general and special requirements. These are a beauty centre in Al Gharafa, a beauty and fitness centre in Al Wakra, a retail outlet, an exchange house and two restaurants in Aba Saleel, a number of retail stores and a restaurant in the Industrial Area, as well as a massage parlour and beauty and spa facility in Al Kharaitiyat, according to a post tweeted by the MoCI on Monday.
The establishments will remain closed until the current situation is duly addressed and fines are paid, the ministry said. The MoCI recently announced the closure of four massage centres in Al Aziziyah and Bin Omran for violating its circulars regarding the Covid-19 precautionary measures and for failing to meet general and special requirements.
Before that, the MoCI had announced the closure of two retail outlets in Umm Lekhba and Labour City for similar violations. A few days earlier, it announced the closure of several retail outlets across Qatar, including a gymnasium in The Pearl-Qatar, a retail outlet in Abu Hamour, a cafe in Souq Waqif, and three commercial companies in Al Wakrah, Ain Khaled and Old Airport.
The ministry had also announced the closure of a women’s accessories store in Al Markhiya, a car wash on Salwa Road and a cafe in Al Duhail for similar violations.