SCCM Announces Decisions to Beat the Spread of COVID-19

The Supreme Committee for Crisis Management provided updates on the latest developments and decisions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Her Excellency Lolwah Rashid Al Khater, Spokesperson of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, confirmed that the State of Qatar will provide the highest levels of medical services for free, for all of its citizens and residents. Her Excellency further discussed the latest developments on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Supreme Committee for Crisis Management Conference Updates

  1. The Ministry Of Public Health (MOPH) has established 3 mobile testing units and 6 ambulances to carry out randomized testing in Industrial Area.
  2. Food and medical supplies for those in Industrial Area continue to flow, with almost 1000 vehicles entering daily providing essential supplies.
  3. MOPH and Qatari Armed Forces established two temporary medical facilities with a capacity of 4645 beds to provide healthcare for workers with mild cases of coronavirus.
  4. Medical facilities are being prepared around Qatar to provide care for mild and moderate cases of coronavirus, the capacity is expected to reach 18000 beds in the next weeks.
  5. Ministry Of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) will sign 14 contracts this week, to increase stock for food and commodities.
  6. Almost 35,000 volunteers applied for the Ministry of Public Health, Qatar Charity and Qatar Red Crescent.
  7. Qatar Central Bank issued a circular to banks to postpone outstanding loan installments. This applies to those from the affected sectors for a period of six months starting from 16th March 2020. QCB also issued a circular to banks and money exchange shops regarding the facilitation of electronic money transfers abroad and the provision of electronic services to workers.
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