WATCH: Qatar eases some COVID-19 restrictions

WATCH: Qatar eases some COVID-19 restrictions

By QLNews

His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the Cabinet meeting today through video conferencing.

Cabinet decided the following:

Working hours

Cabinet amended its decision on determining the working hours of private-sector employees present at their place of work from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Earlier, it was from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Vehicle

Cabinet increased the minimum number of people allowed in a vehicle from two to four (including the driver). Families are exempted from this decision.

Sporting Activities

Cabinet amended its decision on carrying out sports, without conditions for it to take place near a person's home and without the need to wear masks, with the importance of taking the necessary precautionary measures avoiding crowding and leaving a safe distance of three meters.

Bus

The decision to reduce the number of people transported by buses to half the capacity will continue.

These decisions will be enforced from Thursday, June 4, 2020, until further notice.

Others:

- Cabinet agrees on a draft law that amends some provisions of law no. 14 of 2004, which comes in the framework of Qatar's commitment to increase regulation of health requirements and specifications for workers' housing, and to enhance the protections for workers' financial rights.

- Cabinet approved a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint cooperation in the field of health between the government of the State of Qatar and the government of Ethiopia

- Cabinet approved a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding on consultation and exchanging information between regulatory bodies of financial markets in Arab countries who are members of the Union of Arab Securities Authorities.

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