HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, chaired the regular meeting held by the Cabinet, yesterday afternoon at its headquarters in the Amiri Diwan.
During the meeting, the Cabinet listened to the explanation given by HE Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, the Minister of Public Health, on the latest developments regarding the steps taken to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). After reviewing the report of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management regarding the plan to gradually lift the restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it decided the following:
- Starting from Saturday, May 21, 2022, it will no longer be mandatory to wear face masks in most closed public places in the country, except in certain cases.
- Lifting restrictions imposed on people's entry to all closed public places, while continuing to check the green status on the Ehteraz application when entering these places.
- Continuing to adhere to the requirements set by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) for holding any conference, exhibition or event.
- The continuation of all employees in both the government and private sectors to carry out their work at their workplace.
- Not obligating employees and workers in the government and private sectors to undergo a COVID-19 rapid antigen test approved by the MOPH.
- Citizens, residents and visitors are not required to wear masks in closed public places unless they are inside health facilities or use public transportation.
- Not obligating employees and workers in the government and private sectors whose nature of work requires being in open spaces and communicating with the public to wear masks during their work period, while obligating them to wear masks if the nature of their work requires dealing with the public in closed places.
- Continuing to oblige all citizens, residents and visitors to activate the Ehteraz application on smartphones when leaving the house for any reason.
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