Hotels can operate as normal, provided food is not served in their restaurants but in the rooms, or via takeaway and delivery.

Commercial businesses can continue working inside the stores provided they are closed and do not receive customers, it has been clarified. The sale of goods and services can be carried out via electronic means or social media and sent to the customers through delivery services, according to the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry.

Posting a document on its Instagram account, it said food and beverage retailers such as groceries and convenience stores can operate as normal.

Businesses providing multiple services, such as car maintenance and washing, can perform their activities normally, while businesses that are limited to providing washing and polishing services shall be closed, except for businesses that provide mobile service (performing services in the customer’s own house) with compliance with the rules and procedures issued by the Health Ministry; most notably, social distancing.