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Cabinet Amends and Eases Some of the Procedures and Precautionary Measures to Combat Corona

04 Jun, 2020 12:00 AMAl Arab Newspaper, Gulf TimesIntended Audience
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HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chaired Wednesday the regular weekly Cabinet meeting using video conference technology.

After the meeting, H.E. Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi stated the following:

At the beginning of the meeting, the Cabinet was briefed by H.E. the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments in the efforts to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Cabinet affirmed the continuation of the precautionary measures taken to combat the epidemic, and decided the following: First - The Cabinet amended its decision on determining the work hours of private-sector employees present at their place of work from 7 am to 8 pm.

Second - he Cabinet amended its decision on carrying out sports, removing the previous condition for it to take place near a person's home. However, it is important to take the necessary precautionary measures including avoiding crowding and leaving a safe distance of three meters. It is also now allowed to not wear a mask when doing exercises and sports.

Third- The cabinet also announced that no more than four people is allowed to be in a vehicle including the driver. Families are exempted from this decision.

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