Malls must abide by their capacity by not allowing in shoppers beyond the malls’ capability.
Negligent malls, in this regard, will take to task and even face closure; the Ministry of Commerce Spokesman Abdulrahman Al-Hussein, warned.
Defaulting malls will also face closure and implementation of the statutory penalties against them, Al-Hussein stressed.
In a Tweet on his official Twitter account, Al-Hussein said: “During the past few days; congestion was noticed in some malls.
“In this regard, the ministry stresses the need to take into account the mall’s capacity; and prevent the entry of any excess number of shoppers.
“The Ministry of Commerce monitoring and also supervision teams will impose the penalties immediately and close down the non-compliant malls.”
He also called upon shoppers to avoid entering crowded facilities so as to protect their health.