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Supreme Committee for Crisis Management Announces 4 New Precautionary Decisions To Curb the Spread of Coronavirus

22 Mar, 2020 12:00 AMAl Raya Newspaper, Gulf TimesIntended Audience
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HE the Spokesperson of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, Ms. Lolwah bint Rashid bin Mohamed Al Khater, has announced a host of new decisions that are made to complement the preventive and precautionary measures that are implemented by the State of Qatar to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). These decisions are as follows:

First: Closing part of the Industrial Area starting from Street No. 1 to Street No. 32, for a renewable duration of two weeks effective from yesterday, Tuesday, 17 March 2020, after detecting. This happens after detecting a number of cases that are being quarantined. This decision has been made to ensure the safety of this area population through conducting ongoing medical checkups and preventing the spread of the virus into other areas on a larger scale.

During a press conference held by Supreme Committee for Crisis Management yesterday evening, HE Al Khater said that the move would not affect the daily needs of the residents of this area, since coordination has been done with the relevant companies to provide the daily needs of their labors and pay their salaries on the usual dates. In addition, there is coordination between the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) and Qatar Charity in order to provide more support such as the distribution of masks, sterilizers, and other necessities.

She noted that the concerned authorities such as the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), MADLSA and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) are working to ensure the continuity of work, in a way that does not affect vital projects.

Second: Closing retail stores and bank branches in the commercial complexes and shopping centers, with the exception of shops and food outlets and pharmacies.

Third: Closing shops and all activities of male and female barbershops, until further notice, and stopping the home services provided by some of these barbershops.

Fourth: Stopping the activities of health clubs in hotels, according to the circulars issued by MOCI, until further notice.

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