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  1. Qatar setting up new Medical Commission unit for workers

    A new unit of the Medical Commission will be opened soon in Mesaimeer for workers, according to a Gulf Times report.

    The new unit, which could receive 500 visitors a day, is part of a co-operation between the Medical Commission Department and Qatar Red Crescent.

  2. Qatar removes residence permit cancellation fee

    The Ministry of Interior has decided to not charge a fee for the cancellation of residency permits (RPs) of expatriates.

    The ministry used to charge QAR60 as RP cancellation charges. Naturally, no fee will be charged for cancelling the RP of deceased expatriates as well.

  3. Qatari tests positive for MERS virus

    A 73-year-old Qatari citizen has tested positive for the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus, public health authorities announced yesterday.

    Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) reference laboratories have confirmed that the man is suffering from the respiratory infection.

  4. Four killed in Mesaieed road accident

    Four expatriates — two Filipinos and two Nepalese — died and four others were injured, two of them critically, in a road accident near Mesaieed yesterday morning.

    The dead and injured have been identified as employees of a construction company.