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Money Exchanges to reopen today with strict health measures:MoCI

May 12, 2020

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has decided to reopen money exchange houses from Tuesday (May 12) with the mandatory application of precautionary measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The decision comes as a response to meet the urgent public needs in a manner consistent with medical and preventive guidelines.


Procedures include requiring visitors to wear masks, following social distancing guidelines, measuring temperature, and allowing a certain number of customers in at the same time, in addition to applying other preventive measures specified by the Ministry of Public Health. The working hours are fixed at six hours a day for employees at exchange houses, and they are allowed additional work for two hours.


The exchange houses are required to prevent overcrowding and give instructions to security personnel to assist customers and regulate the spacing.
The MoCI called on the exchange houses and the public to adhere to the instructions and preventive measures for their safety and the safety of those around them.
Exchange houses found to be violating the measures will face legal action, it added.