Health Ministry takes action against 52 restaurants and cafés
The Health Ministry has taken action against 52 restaurants and cafés for flouting the mandatory precautionary measures recommended by the National Medical Taskforce for Combating COVID-19, and approved by the Executive Committee.
During inspection visits to 174 restaurants and cafés yesterday, the Health Ministry’s inspectors stressed the need to fully comply with the precautionary measures recommended by the National Medical Taskforce, including mainly the closure of those outlets except for delivery and takeaway services.
The Health Ministry said that the restaurants and cafés facing legal acting had flouted the procedures and terms stipulated in the ministerial edict 51 of 2020 on mandatory health protocols at restaurants and cafés to curb COVID-19 infections.
The restaurants and cafés and which were found in breach of the mandatory precautionary measures were referred to competent legal authorities.
Owners of outlets with minor violations were warned to address their irregularities immediately in compliance with the mandatory precautionary measures.
The Public Health Directorate at the Health Ministry called on everyone to continue their commitment and spirit of high responsibility, and to immediately report any violations they may spot.