‘With a little sacrifice, we can gradually get back to normal:’ Health Minister
As Qatar begins marking the holy month of Ramadan, health authorities continue to emphasize the importance of complying with safety measures in place against COVID-19.
In a speech published on the Ministry of Public Health’s website, Her Excellency the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari urged citizens and residents of Qatar to join forces and show solidarity in the country’s fight against the pandemic.
In light of the second wave of COVID-19 in Qatar and the escalation in the number of cases daily, it is of immense importance that everyone plays their part and together defeat the crisis, the minister underlined.
“The holy month of Ramadan this year will, undoubtedly, be different, particularly with the unabated prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and the rise in the number of people infected with the virus,” HE Dr Al Kuwari said.
“The current situation compelled the competent authorities to take the hard decision of reinstating some of the restrictions which had been imposed earlier,” she added.
While these restrictions will affect some longstanding Ramadan-related traditions, such as social get-togethers, family gatherings, among others, we must remember that the pandemic is not over and it is essential to follow all safety measures to protect ourselves and those around us, HE the Minister stressed.
“We need to join forces and demonstrate solidarity against this pandemic, and with a little sacrifice, we can gradually get back to normal,” she said.
“I am sure that, together, we will get over this pandemic and our community will enjoy health and well-being,” she added.
As the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program moves ahead in full gear, the country has begun to see the light at the end of the tunnel, “and tomorrow will be, InshaAllah, better,” HE Dr Al Kuwari said.
She further expressed her gratitude and appreciation to all healthcare workers for their pivotal role, hard work, and relentless efforts paid in standing up against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our healthcare teams are our soldiers in white standing in the front line to protect the community. Despite the rising number of infected patients, which place additional burdens to these workers, they are steadfast in carrying out their noble mission and national duty with great dedication,” she stated.
The least we can do to showcase our support for the frontliners is to continue to commit to keeping our society safe by adhering to the recommended precautionary measures, she added.
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