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Qatar’s Cabinet: Preventive Measures To Combat Coronavirus To Be Extended For Two Weeks

H E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior chaired the Cabinet meeting through video conferencing on 15th April 2020.

The Cabinet announced the continuation of precautionary and preventive measures taken to combat coronavirus. The extension will be for a period of two weeks during which the situation will be evaluated to take the appropriate decision.

The Cabinet announced the following decisions:

  1. Extending the preventive and precautionary measures previously announced such as:
  • Reducing the number of employees present at the workplace in government agencies.
  • Reducing the number of workers present in the workplace in the private sector.
  • The working hours for employees and workers at their workplace in the government and private sectors will be six working hours per day, starting from 7 am until 1 pm.
  • All meetings held for employees and workers in the government and private sectors located at their place of work (remotely) shall be made using modern technical means.
  • Suspending the temporary home services system provided by cleaning and hospitality companies.
  • Reducing the number of workers who are transported by buses to half the capacity of the bus, as precautionary measures to combat coronavirus.
  • The Ministry of Commerce and Industry to continue inspection procedures on food outlets and restaurants to ensure that they comply with health requirements and preventive and precautionary measures, including having safe distance between customers.

2. With this decision effective from 16th April 2020 for a period of two weeks, the situation will be evaluated during this period to take the appropriate decision.

Source : The Peninsula, Al Sharq Newspaper

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