More than 260 booked for various COVID-19 safety violations

On Tuesday, the Ministry of the Interior said that 263 persons were referred to the Public Prosecution for violations of various COVID-19 safety standards.

Although 241 individuals were booked for not wearing masks, 21 were booked for breaching a law that forbids more than four individuals, including the driver, from riding together in a car unless the occupants belong to a family.

The Ministry also acted against a person for not installing Ehteraz the COVID-19 smartphone contact-tracing application.

The Qatari police have been busy after they stepped up their crackdown on individuals who disregard the protections of the country to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

As per a Cabinet decision, drawn from Law No. 17 of 1990 regarding infectious diseases and preventive measures, people who do not wear masks outside their homes may face penalties of up to three years in prison and/or QR200,000 fine.

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