PM decides extension of activity authorization to certain categories of activities indispensable to citizens

Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad has decided to extend the authorization of activity to certain categories of activities indispensable to citizens with strict compliance with the rules of hygiene and social distancing set by the Ministry of Health under the prevention and fight against the propagation of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), said the Prime Minister’s in a communiqué.

“As part of the implementation of the guidelines of the President of the Republic, Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad issued an instruction to lift the obstacles hindering the supply of citizens with goods and services,” said the source.

Addressing the ministerial departments concerned, and in communication with the governors of the Republic who are responsible for the supervision during the period of confinement, the PM “has decided to extend the authorization of activity to certain categories of activities indispensable to citizens with strict compliance with the rules of hygiene and social distancing set by the Ministry of Health,” said the source.

            The PM’s decision includes the following activities:

-Maintenance, repair and technical inspection of motor vehicles, agricultural vehicles, machinery and equipment, including vulcanizers.

            -Trade of motor vehicle parts.

            -Supplies required by agricultural holdings.

            -Sale and distribution of agricultural inputs.

            -Fishing, aquaculture and fish sales activities.

            -Trade of feed, medicines and animal supplies.

            -Private veterinary practices.

            -Retail trade of computers and information and communication equipment.

            -Repair of computers and household appliances.

            -Retail sale of hardware and drugstores.

            -Retail sale of medical and orthopaedic articles in specialised stores.

            -Retail sale of optics.

            - Laundry and dry-cleaning.

Taking into account the measure extending the period of confinement imposed on citizens and its extension to several provinces, the assessment "is left to the walis (governors) to extend the permits to other commercial activities deemed necessary to meet the basic needs of the population, while avoiding, thus, any risk of paralysis of the country's economic activity," concludes the press release.

 

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