Children below 12 years will not be allowed to enter shopping complexes, commercial centres and popular markets as part of the continuing precautionary and preventive measures against COVID-19, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) announced on 1 July 2020.

In a statement,  the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that most commercial activities would remain suspended on Fridays and Saturdays, except for those providing vital services such as restaurants, food outlets, pharmacies and so on.

Also, it has withdrawn its previous decision setting time limits on commercial and service activities in Qatar. The management can determine the work hours according to what they deem fit for their businesses.

The Supreme Committee for Crisis Management announced that Qatar will lift its COVID-19 restrictions in four phases. We are currently in the second phase, which began on 1 July.

Many people living in Qatar are curious about what new facilities are open and what the new rules are about meeting friends and going out – read this post to find out what has changed on 1 July!