MOPH Accredits 4 Coronavirus Testing Centres In Turkey; If Tested Negative, No Hotel Quarantine In Qatar

Within the framework of the continuous efforts to maintain public health and enhance services provided to citizens abroad to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced that it approved four centers for Qatari citizens to take COVID-19 tests in Turkey.

The Ministry said, in a statement, that citizens in the Turkish territory can visit the following hospitals for a COVID-19 test and obtain a COVID-free certificate, noting that the certificate is valid for 48 hours only. The accredited hospitals are: Ankara Sehir hospital, Yesilkoy Murat Dilmener Emergency Hospital, Basaksehir Cam ve Sakura Sehir hospital and Kartal Dr. Litfi Kirdar hospital.

When the test is conducted in one of the accredited centres and the person found to be free of the virus, this qualifies him to obtain an exception from the mandatory hotel quarantine in the State of Qatar, provided that the certificate holder is committed to home-quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival in the State of Qatar after signing the pledge of the home-quarantine in accordance with the procedures and the standards set by the MOPH.

The ministries of health in both countries had signed memoranda of understanding. The MOPH in the State of Qatar is currently in the process of accrediting reliable medical centers for COVID-19 tests for Qatari citizens in some other countries.

The MOPH urged citizens to practice social distance, wear masks and adhere to all procedures and laws announced by the competent authorities in the Republic of Turkey, wishing all health and wellness.

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