The Ministry of Economy and Industry has called on the government to exempt factories and production units, from the lockdown enforced on the background of the Covid-19 epidemic, and to allow them to carry out their operations in accordance with their functioning system.

The Economy Minister, Ali Al-Issawi, wrote a letter in this regard, to the ministers of interior and health, who head the anti- coronavirus supreme committee.

Al-Issawi stressed that locking down factories and production units will negatively affect the stocks of local-made goods and will drive the prices up in the local market as the month of Ramadan approaches.