No need to stock up on food and water, life will go on as usual: Qatar cabinet

No need to stock up on food and water, life will go on as usual: Qatar cabinet

By QLReporter

There have been many unsubstantiated rumours and scaremongering going on in social media regarding the current Gulf crisis, with certain websites saying people are queuing up to buy food and water before they run out in Qatar.

However, the Qatari cabinet has now stepped in to dispel such rumours and have said that “we’ve taken all necessary precautions to ensure normal life,” according to The Peninsula. The cabinet reiterated that “Marine and air spaces will remain open for import and movement,”  

No shortage of food products

Earlier today, a website published a viral story about people starting to hoard food products and it resulted in supermarkets witnessing a huge rush.

But various supermarket officials told The Peninsula that such alarm was unnecessary as food products in Qatar are sourced from countries all around the world — not just the Gulf. Hence, there is unlikely to be any shortage of food stuff. Countries that supply food to Qatar will be able to bring in fresh stock within a very short span of time, be it via air or sea.

Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had said in a statement that “measures taken against the State of Qatar will not affect the normal course of life of the citizens and residents and that the Qatari government will take all necessary measures to ensure this and to thwart attempts to influence and harm the Qatari society and economy.”

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By muzammilhashmi• 4 years 7 months ago.
muzammilhashmi

Can I know the current situation at the local markets in Doha ?.. I heard prices have surged post sealing of border.

By KashifSurhio• 4 years 7 months ago.
KashifSurhio

@MM: just 5 min before, my colleague show me a pic of market nearby his home and there were no stock of meat/chicken and other food items available. I know there should be some reasonable stock in backup but as you may know that 40% of food is supplied through KSA hence it will be shortage of items (no matter for some time but it will be) if the situation remains same for couple of days.

By Molten Metal• 4 years 7 months ago.
Molten Metal

Air, What would happen if you do not have milk for 3 days ? .....................

By Molten Metal• 4 years 7 months ago.
Molten Metal

QL.............. Stop lies, Racks are full in the pic ??? ..............

By Molten Metal• 4 years 7 months ago.
Molten Metal

QL Please do not spread rumours ............... We need to be sensible in this type of situation .............. Just wait & watch ............. Have a big heart .......... we will pass through it .................

By bane4ever• 4 years 7 months ago.
bane4ever

There are some shortages since most commodities are imported especially dairy

By Airmann• 4 years 7 months ago.
Airmann

Ok, I agree the vast majority of food comes from all different parts of the world. But there are a few exceptions: Chicken, Milk, Yogurt, Cheese. These come in bulk from Saudi producers, Al Marai, Nada etc.

By QL_member• 4 years 7 months ago.
QL_member

they came up with this notice now after racks have been wiped off by overwhelming crowd.

By QL_member• 4 years 7 months ago.
QL_member

they came up with this notice now after racks have been wiped off by overwhelming crowd.

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