Qatar participates in GCC video conference meet on coronavirus

Qatar participates in GCC video conference meet on coronavirus

By QLNews

Qatar has been working tirelessly to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) among its population. 

Just this week, the country closed cinemas, theatres, children’s play areas, gyms, and wedding venues, including those in hotels, under efforts to contain COVID-19.

It also canceled and postponed several other events and facilities to ensure the risk of the virus affecting the public remains to an absolute minimum. 

In terms, of its entry points, Qatar tightened earlier precautionary measures and introduced more countries to the list of travel restrictions. For COVID-19 screening purposes, the country has designated specific facilities where individuals can get tested and receive the required medical attention, accordingly. 

Adding to these efforts, Qatar yesterday took part in a meeting that brought together health ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to discuss the latest updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) in each Gulf country. 

Qatar's Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari represented Qatar in the meeting, which was held through video conferencing.

The meeting reviewed the latest developments in the GCC countries and explored ways and additional measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

According to Kuwait News Agency, the meeting was held after an invitation by GCC Secretary-General, Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf. 

The meeting delved into procedures followed in different outlets, statistics related to COVID-19, the readiness of the health sector, media and awareness plans, contingency plans in each Gulf country.

Citizens and residents in each GCC nation must apply infection control and precautionary measures such as avoiding going out to public places and following all necessary preventive procedures, the GCC ministers agreed.

The immense importance of obtaining information from official sources and not paying heed to rumors or fake news from unofficial social media accounts was also underlined at the meeting. 

It was agreed by the ministers to establish a joint operations room, hold a weekly meeting at the level of GCC deputy ministers, and to exchange information in this regard.

For any queries, or concerns related to COVID-19 in Qatar, the public can contact a 24/7 hotline set up by the Ministry. The hotline number is 16000 and is toll-free.

Here's everything you need to know about the virus, including ways to protect yourself. 

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Source: Gulf Times, KUNA
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