Books – Muhammad Nassar:
With the beginning of today, Friday, the official application of the winter dates for closing shops, public restaurants, cafes, workshops, craft businesses and malls begins.
According to Article VI of the ministerial decision issued by Major General Mahmoud Shaarawy, Minister of Local Development, regarding the permanent dates for the work of shops, the winter months will be from the last Friday of September until the end of Thursday of April, and the summer month starts from the last Friday of April of each General until the end of the last Thursday of September.
According to the third article of the ministerial decision, the opening hours of all workshops and crafts shops within the residential block will be daily from eight in the morning and close at six in the evening (winter), except for the workshops on roads and gas stations, as well as the workshops related to urgent services to the citizen, for which a decision is issued by the President The Supreme Committee for Public Stores Licensing.
The fifth article of the decision excluded groceries, supermarkets, bakeries and ovens, taking into account the night activities of some stores such as fruit and vegetable stores, poultry stores, wholesale markets and pharmacies.
The take-away service, and home delivery service for restaurants and cafes, continues (24 hours), summer and winter.
The fourth article of the ministerial decision stipulates that the opening and closing dates of shops located in the coastal and tourist governorates may be modified by a decision of the Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Licensing Public Stores based on a proposal by the competent governor or the head of the New Urban Communities Authority after submission to the Higher Committee for Licensing Public Stores and in coordination with the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities.
According to the first article of the ministerial decision, the opening hours for all shops and commercial malls, except for restaurants, cafes and bazaars organized in the second article of the decision, are daily from seven in the morning and close at ten in the evening (winter), provided that the timing is increased on Thursday and Friday and on holidays and holidays. Official state to close at eleven in the evening (winter).
According to the second article, the opening hours of restaurants, cafes and bazaars, including those in commercial malls, are daily from five in the morning and close at twelve midnight in the winter, provided that the timing is increased during the winter period on Thursday and Friday and on holidays and official state holidays to close at one in the morning.