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Cabinet Eases COVID-19 Precautionary Restrictions

27 Jan, 2022 06:15 AMQatar TribuneIntended Audience
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HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired yesterday afternoon the regular weekly cabinet meeting using video conference technology.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Cabinet listened to the explanation given by the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments to limit the spread of the Coronavirus “COVID-19”. Also, the Cabinet reviewed the report of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management in this regard, and in the interest of the health and safety of all members of society, the Cabinet decided the following:

  • The continuation of all employees in both the government and private sectors to carry out their work at their workplace.
  • Continuing to allow meetings to be held for employees in the government and private sectors who are at their workplace in the presence of no more than 30 people who have completed COVID-19 vaccine doses, provided that the rest of the meetings are held remotely via videoconferencing.
  • Continuing to oblige all employees in the governmental and private sectors to conduct a rapid COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen) approved by the Ministry of Public Health, on a weekly basis, for employees who did not receive or complete the COVID-19 vaccine doses. Employees, who have completed the COVID-19 vaccine doses and those who have recovered from the disease, are exempted from conducting this examination.
  • Continuing the obligation to wear masks in all open and closed public places, with the exception of people who practice sports in open places.
  • Continuing to obligate all citizens, residents and visitors to activate Ehteraz application on smart phones when leaving the house for any reason.

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