Major General Mahmoud Shaarawy, Minister of Local Development, issued a decision to implement the summer deadlines for closing and opening Stores And restaurants, starting from Saturday, April 17th, in place of what was stipulated in Ministerial Resolution No. 456 of 2020 regarding operating dates for public stores, which stipulated the beginning of the application of dates by the end of April 2021.
The ministerial decision stipulated in its first article: As an exception to the provisions of Article 6 of the decision of the Supreme Committee for Public Shop Licensing No. 456 of 2020 AD, the summer dates for this year will start from Saturday 4-17-2021.
As the text of the decision stipulated in Article Two: The opening times for shops and commercial malls, with the exception of restaurants, cafes and bazaars, organized in Article 3 of this decision, shall be daily from seven in the morning, and it shall be closed at eleven in the evening in the summer, provided that the timing is increased on Thursday and Friday, and on days Holidays and official holidays for the state, to close at twelve midnight in the summer.
Article 3 of the Minister of Local Development’s decision stipulates: The opening times of restaurants and cafes, including those in commercial malls, shall be daily from five in the morning, and closed at one in the morning in the summer, with the continuation of the takeaway service and home delivery service for restaurants and cafes 24 hours.
As stipulated in Article 4: The opening times for all workshops and craft works inside the residential blocks shall be daily from eight in the morning, and close at seven in the evening in the summer, except for the workshops on the roads and gas stations, as well as the workshops related to urgent services to the citizen for which a decision is issued by the Supreme Committee for Licensing Public shops.
According to Article 5: grocery stores, supermarkets, bakeries and ovens are excluded from the aforementioned dates, taking into account the times of night activities for some stores such as fruit and vegetable stores, poultry shops, wholesale markets, and pharmacies.
Major General Mahmoud Shaarawy directed the governorates to implement all the conditions and instructions stipulated in the ministerial decision, especially the prescribed presence rates, which guarantee public safety in restaurants, cafeterias, and other things, in order to achieve the security and safety of citizens.
The Minister of Local Development stressed that the state seeks to achieve discipline on the street, eliminate randomness and chaos, prevent occupations and traffic congestion, and preserve the public health of citizens and not disturb.
Shaarawy indicated that there will be coordination between the Ministries of Local and Interior Development and the governorates to implement these new dates, especially in light of the state’s efforts to preserve the safety of citizens.
The article, the government sets summer dates for opening and closing shops and restaurants, was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.