In a social media post, the Ministry of Public Health urged everyone to follow all COVID-19 precautions to avoid a second wave of coronavirus infections.
Last few days have seen a steady increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases in Qatar.
“Recently in Qatar, we have seen a gradual but worrying increase in the number of new daily COVID-19 infections. It is more important than ever that people adhere to preventive measures,” MOPH posted.
MOPH reminded everyone to:
– Always wear a mask when you go outside your home.
– Maintain at least 1.5 meters distance from others.
– Avoid crowded places and limit time in enclosed places.
– Wash your hands regularly.
“Over the past month in Qatar we have seen a gradual and consistent increase in the number of new daily infections. Additionally, and of great concern, is the increase since mid-December in both the number of people with COVID-19 in hospital and the number of people in ICU,” Dr Abdullatif Al Khal, Chair of the National Health Strategic Group on COVID-19 and Head of Infectious Diseases at Hamad Medical Corporation, had said during a televised press conference held to announce the new developments related to COVID-19 in the country on 28th January 2021.