The government is still exercising its utmost efforts to curb and combat the spread of COVID-19 throughout the Qatari community. During its latest meeting, the Council of Ministers took a set of important decisions to fight the COVID-19 and to stop the spread of the viral disease. The decisions include:
- 1. EHTERAZ App – Effective as of 22/5/2020 until further notice
All citizens and residents are obliged to install the EHTERAZ App on their cell phones when they go out their houses for any reasons for safety purposes.
- 2. Transportation – Effective from Tuesday 19/5/2020 till further notice
All citizens and residents must not have more than two people in the vehicle. In addition, only maximum of three persons are allowed in taxis, limousines or private vehicles not including the driver. Ambulance and security vehicles such as military and police vehicles are exempted from this measure.
- 3. Exercising of Sports
It shall be done in the area close to a person’s residence, taking into consideration that one must avoid gatherings during exercise of sport and wearing facial masks.
- 4. Shutting down of Commercial Activities
Excluding the food and catering shops and pharmacies, all commercial activities will be on lockdown till 30/5/2020.
- 5. Wearing Masks
Obliging all Qatari nationals and foreign residents to wear a healthy facial mask whenever they go out unless the person is setting by himself while driving his car.
In case of non-adherence to any of the abovementioned measures, a punishment of a fine that does not exceed QAR 200,000 or imprisonment that does not exceed 3 months will be imposed.
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