Face masks, as well as sanitisers, are now easily accessible at major retailers and pharmacies in Qatar. Wearing masks has become compulsory for several sectors amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Shoppers at food and catering stores, apart from government and private sector employees and clients, and workers in the contracting sector, are required to use face masks, based on the new government directive, which came into effect on Sunday (April 26).
Lulu国际集团区域经理Shanavas P M 在接受海湾时报采访时说道：他们的口罩库存充足，可以持续供应几个月，确保持续供应满足不断增加的需求。我们有充足的库存，但是我们也同样需要遵守政府指示进行销售。他补充说道：他们始终预计，甚至在Covid-19之后，对此类物品的需求仍将继续。
Speaking to Gulf Times, LuLu Group International regional manager Shanavas P M said they have enough stocks of face masks that will last for several months, ensuring a steady supply to meet the demand surge. “We have enough stocks but we sell them as per government instruction,” he said, adding that they always anticipate the demand for such items to continue even post Covid-19.
各种各样的口罩，比如外科/一次性和 N95在全国各个LULU商店都有售。每人限额两盒，每盒有50个口罩。根据家乐福国际经理Laurent的信息，卡塔尔家乐福也有口罩和消毒剂库存，也同样严格遵守卡塔尔当局的指令和决议, 预防新冠疫情的发展。他说道：“对于口罩，我们有专柜销售, 每个顾客凭ID可以购买一盒, 内有50个口罩， 有效期两周（购买后两周内不能再买）” 现在通过卡塔尔身份证来管控口罩的销售，这样是政府的强制要求。
Various types of face masks such as surgical/disposable and N95 are on display at LuLu stores across the country. There is a two boxes per person limit. Each box contains 50 pieces of face masks. Carrefour Qatar, which also has stocks of face masks and sanitisers, is also strictly following the Qatari authorities’ directives and decisions, to prevent the spread of Covid-19, according to the company’s country manager Laurent Hausknecht.
“As for face masks, we sell them in a dedicated counter, and each customer has to present his ID to collect a box of 50 masks, eligible for a two-week period. The sales of face masks are now regulated through the Qatar ID, as mandated by the government,” he said.
Hausknecht noted that despite an uptick in sales during the first two weeks of March, particularly for sanitisation products, they have been working closely with their suppliers to deliver essential products to its customers. He said that Carrefour continues to ensure both its physical and online stores remain operational and fully stocked “to provide customers with what they need when they need” as it copes with the changes in consumer habits.