Qatar wearing masks in public places again

Qatar wearing masks in public places again
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Doha: All persons, including children under 6 years old, were instructed to use face masks in public areas. This instruction by the Ministry of Public Health comes in the context of a Cabinet decision that has made it compulsory to wear masks in public places.

Officials pointed out that the best way to stop the spread of Covid-19 is to wear a mask. Yesterday’s cabinet meeting at the Amiri Diwan took the decision to remove the mask. The cabinet announced on May 18 that the requirement for a mask was removed from all places, except in hospitals and public transport facilities such as the Doha Metro. The meeting, chaired and presided by Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, took a new decision due to the growing number of Covid cases in Pakistan.

Areas in which masks are needed

Public places enclosed include hospitals, workplaces and public transport facilities. Restaurant, Cafes, Barber Shops, Beauty Salons, Markets, Entertainment Centers, Amusement Parks, Health Clubs, Spa, Exhibition, Event, Conference.

Be aware of the following precautions

  • Properly wearing a face mask is important.
  • It is important to maintain social distance.
  • Avoid greetings such as handshake, hug, and kiss.
  • While you are coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with tissue. The tissue should be thrown away after it has been used.
  • Avoid places that are crowded or have poor air circulation.
  • When entering closed public spaces, you must show proof of green health status in Ihteras.

There is a possibility that there will be an increase in covid next week

Doha: In the next few weeks, Covid cases are expected to rise daily. Officials warn that there is no need to change the precautionary measures, including wearing masks, if they are properly followed. The easing restrictions has led to an increase in positive cases. Travelers who are leaving the country should be aware of the precautionary steps in place. Before you travel, you should have a PCR test.

People over 50 years old should also receive the fourth dose four months after the booster dose. This will ensure that they are ready to receive the vaccine. Today, 5,078 people were positive. 80 are currently receiving treatment in hospitals.

In the past 24 hours, 698 people were confirmed positive. 61 of these people came from overseas. 666 people have now recovered. So far, 3,865,528 people have been found to be positive in the country. 679 people died. 3,80,771 people are now healthy.

Remember to get the vaccine

Doha: Authorities have reminded the public to take precautions against Covid. Those who have not received the Covid vaccine must immediately get it. Covid vaccines can prevent complications and even death.

More than 65 million doses of Covid vaccine are currently being distributed across the country. The booster dose has been administered to more than 175,000 people. If more than six months have passed since the last dose, adults over 12 years old in the country can apply for a booster dose.

Over 50-year-olds, people with chronic illnesses and at high risk of Covid (age doesn’t count), as well as those who have had a booster shot or who were diagnosed with Covid within the last 4 months will be eligible for a fourth dose.

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