Health Ministry unveils new safe shopping rules


Published: 2020-03-30 13:34

Last Updated: 2020-03-30 17:41

Health Ministry unveils new safe shopping rules
Health Ministry unveils new safe shopping rules

The Ministry of Health has announced today a new package of safe shopping measures, to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The measures published by the Directorate of Awareness and Health Information on its official Facebook page included that people should create a list of their needs that would be sufficient for a week and avoid leaving home a lot.

The Ministry called on shoppers not to touch the goods except what they want to buy, especially vegetables and fruits and to shop in the shortest possible time.

In addition, shoppers are urged to practice social distancing by leaving a space of at least one meter between each other.

People are advised to wear face masks and gloves while shopping, get rid of them immediately after shopping, sterilize their hands after touching the banknotes, resort to home-delivery service as much as possible and commit to ways to deal safely with this service.

The Ministry also announced a package of measures for shop owners, as they must monitor the health status of their workers and check whether they show symptoms, which include fever and severe coughing and sneezing.

In addition, shop owners and workers are urged to wear face masks and gloves and safely disposing of them every two hours, as well as instructing employees not to touch their faces and eyes while working.

Other measures include organizing the entry of customers to prevent crowding and placing purchases in sealed bags that only the accountant and the customer touch.