The Supreme Committee for Crisis Management (SCCM) has announced the validity of the mandatory quarantine policy of all travelers returning to the State of Qatar until further notice, with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) continuing to update the list of low-risk countries. This comes in the light of the increasing spread rate of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic worldwide.
SCCM, in its statement issued on Thursday, 1 October 2020, said that the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world and in the State of Qatar has made it essential to take a package of measures on a number of levels to protect the public health of citizens and residents and curb the spread of the pandemic. The Committee added that thanks to God, the Almighty, its robust health system, the effectiveness of measures imposed by the State, the cooperation of citizens and residents and their implementing the precautionary measures, the State of Qatar has managed to overcome the peak stage and flatten the curve, while maintaining one of the lowest Coronavirus death rates in the world.
The statement said that SCCM has approved a three-phase plan to reimpose some restrictions if MOPH recommends so, based on its continuous monitoring of health indicators. The statement noted that in this context, the main factor for curbing the spread of the virus is the community's awareness and its implementation of the precautionary measures, particularly in gatherings and social events, as it has recently become evident that socializing without proper caution has become the most important factor of spreading COVID-19 in the State of Qatar.
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