Published: 2020-03-27 15:02
Last Updated: 2020-03-27 16:55
The Minister of Labor, Nidal Bataineh, has announced today that the home-delivery service will be activated as of tomorrow, Saturday, March 28.
"Home delivery will start tomorrow after we issue a safety guide that clarifies procedures later today," said Bataineh during a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management.
As for private sector salaries, "we will use modern technologies to deliver salaries safely, through electronic wallets, and will inform employers of procedures on how to deliver salaries on Monday."
He also declared that several safety guides will be issued by this evening on all procedures related to "shopping, pharmacies, delivery of water bottles, and else."
Batayneh also said that a "comprehensive list" of permit holders will be declared this evening and permit holders will be issued electronic permits," rather than the paper permits used today.
Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tariq Hammouri said that the government teams have developed the supply chain procedures necessary to ensure the availability of products and warned against using the crisis the country is facing to raise product prices.
"After allowing minimarkets to open doors, we faced some challenges due to closure of major suppliers and chain of supply challenges," assuring the public that "today and tomorrow the chain of supply will function better, with speed in transportation within the chain and delivery of products to stores."
Hammouri declared that procedures supplying poultry and meat are being put in place and the government will issue a procedure guide for butcheries.
Warning those who have raised prices of products, Hammouri called on stores to report any rise in prices by suppliers and called on the public to report stores that sell at a higher price.
"We saw a rise in the price of vegetables, due to lack of supplies, but price ceilings should be adhered to. We saw a rise in the price of eggs which will be controlled. A few broke the ceiling and we started closing their shops."
Meanwhile Government Spokesperson Amjad Adayleh repeated the call on the public to strictly adhere to curfew and regulations to ensure their safety and the safety of others.