The inspection teams of the Ministry of Commerce at Makkah has been following up the establishments and foodstuff stores since the announcement of the partial curfew, which exempted some institutions such as groceries, hypermarkets, vegetable and fruit stores, poultry, fish and meat shops, bakeries, and gas stations, in order to verify and ensure the continuity of providing the services to the consumers.
The Ministry of Commerce confirmed that the work and services are running smoothly in these facilities, in terms of the availability and abundance of goods and consumables, and the flow of food supplies and other necessary commodities.
The 1700 inspection tours included Makkah, Jeddah, Taif, Al-Qunfudah, Al-Jumum, Rabigh, Al-Leith, Khulais, Adham, Turbah, Al-Khurma, Rania, Al-Kamil, Al-Ardiyat, Al-Muya, Maysan and Badra.
The Ministry of Commerce recommends that the Consumers can use the electronic applications for foodstuff delivery during the period of curfew. They can order whatever they need through these applications.
The Ministry of Commerce urges all citizens and residents to use the electronic delivery applications to order their food supplies and consumables during the period of permitting roaming as well, and not to leave the house except for the extreme necessity. This is to preserve the health and safety of consumers, and to be in compliance with the wise leadership instructions and orders.
The Ministry of Commerce also continues to receive the consumers’ reports and complaints round the clock through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s website.