Some street closures to take effect in the old Industrial Area from March 17: MOI

Some street closures to take effect in the old Industrial Area from March 17: MOI

By QLNews

As authorities in Qatar continue to intensify efforts to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure the safety of citizens and residents, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) has announced some closures in the old Industrial Area from March 17, 2020.

According to a text message the ministry sent out on Tuesday, March 17, "As a part of precautionary measures applied in the country for ensuring everyone's safety, the road starting from the north side of street No. (1) to the south side of the street No. (32) in the old Industrial Area and from the east side of the Industrial Area main road to the west side of the water tank road will be closed starting from Tuesday (March 17, 2020) for two weeks."

The Ministry has called on the public to cooperate with the competent authorities in this regard.

Under its efforts to safeguard the health of its population, Qatar has introduced a series of measures including the cancellation of all incoming flights to the country for a period of two weeks

Similarly, the country has closed cinemas, theatres, children’s play areas, gyms, and wedding venues, including those in hotels.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs announced the closure of all the mosques across Qatar.

It is, however, important to note that these temporary measures have been taken in the interest of the public's health and safety.

As health authorities in the country continue to implement the highest level of monitoring, detection, and management procedures to deal with the virus, the public has been advised to follow certain measures to safeguard their health.

This includes washing your hands often, using hand sanitizers, and keeping a distance of at least one meter (3 feet) from people who have symptoms of illness.

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) advises citizens and residents to use sleeve to cover the nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing in public or to use tissue paper and dispose it appropriately.

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: The Peninsula 
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