26 March 2020 – Non-essential businesses close, restaurants only open for takeaway/delivery

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Government’s executive committee

Overview: All non-essential businesses are to close. Only hypermarkets, supermarkets, cold stores, bakeries, pharmacies, and banks can remain open.
The directive, issued by the government’s executive committee, added that restaurants can continue to operate, but on a takeaway and delivery basis only. All retail and industrial enterprises would reopen from April 9 to April 23.
Full details here: https://www.arabnews.com/node/1647001/middle-east

Type of Justification: No justification given