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State of Qatar Takes Steps to Combat Spread of COVID-19

The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani led a gathering of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management on March 15th to catch up on all advancements and prudent steps to battle the spread of the new coronavirus, Covid 19.

During the gathering numerous choices were taken, which are as per the following:

1) All approaching flights to Doha will be prevented beginning from Wednesday, March 18, for a time of 14 days, which will be investigated, except for air cargos and transit flights, in addition to receiving any Qatari residents coming from any destination in the world with a 14-day quarantine.

“With regard to Qatari students located outside the country, we encourage them to cling to the arrangements set up in the examination nation and Qatar consulates will give any of the essential administrations, including encouraging the strategies for come back to Qatar if the need emerges, and we additionally call upon residents and inhabitants in the State of Qatar to keep away from movement during the coming time frame,” an announcement said.

2) All public transportation has stopped, including metro and Karwa transports, from 15th March 2020.

3) Qatar to permit the accompanying gatherings to work remotely: employees over the age 55 years old, pregnant ladies, and nd people suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart and kidney disease, and stress.

4) All students in public schools will begin distance learning from Sunday March 22, 2020 and students from grades one to eleven will be subject to the continuous evaluation system. As for the twelfth grade students, they will undergo high school exams on time and at the exams headquarters, which will be announced later. As for students in private schools and universities, they start studying remotely according to the academic calendar and the evaluation systems approved for them.

Supreme Committee for Crisis Management.

Source: Government Communications Office (GOC)

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