WHO Director-General commends Qatar's efforts to combat COVID-19

WHO Director-General commends Qatar's efforts to combat COVID-19

By QLNews

Qatar has been pulling all the stops to ensure the safety of its citizens and residents amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 

Over the last few days, the country's authorities have taken some highly significant measures to curb the spread of the virus among the population. 

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

It has also temporarily closed all mosques and shut down salons and retail stores in shopping malls in addition to canceling and postponing several other events and facilities.

In terms of COVID-19 testing, Qatar has tested as many as 8873 individuals, until now. The country has one of the highest testing rates in the world. 

All these efforts are contributing to building a safer environment for the people of Qatar. 

In a tweet earlier today, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, recognized the efforts Qatar has made in suppressing and controlling the spread of the disease in the country. 

Dr Ghebreyesus said he spoke with Qatar's Minister of Public Health Her Excellency Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari over call and "congratulated her for HH the Emir of [Qatar's] leadership to contain coronavirus & efforts to implement a comprehensive approach to suppress and control COVID-19."

At a WHO briefing yesterday, officials from the world health body underlined the utmost importance for countries to test, isolate and trace new cases to suppress the spread of the virus.

Earlier this week, presiding over a meeting with officials from the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management to combat COVID-19, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani directed officials to ensure the provision of necessary services to the people of Qatar.

Among these, he highlighted the immense significance of providing safety and protection to citizens and residents against the virus, with a focus on ensuring the continuity of normal life.

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

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. 

---

Make sure to check out our social media to keep track of the latest content.

Instagram - @qatarliving

Twitter - @qatarliving

Facebook - Qatar Living

Cover Image Credit: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
COVID-19 Banner
By rajeshlaxkar• 5 months 1 week ago.
rajeshlaxkar

Tadiandamol-trek

kodachadri-trek

kudremukh-trek

kumara-parvatha-trek

sandhan-valley-trek

microlight-flying-bangalore

skandagiri-trek

dandeli-jungle-safari-adventure-stay

Log in or register to post comments
Qatar launches saliva-based COVID-19 test for children

Qatar launches saliva-based COVID-19 test for children

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has announced that Qatar has become one of the first countries in the world to launch a new saliva-based COVID-19 test for all children who require testing for the virus.
Al Thumama Stadium achieves significant health and safety construction milestone

Al Thumama Stadium achieves significant health and safety construction milestone

Al Thumama Stadium has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the latest FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 project site to reach 20 million working hours without a lost-time injury.
WATCH: Ashghal opens the first phase of Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor

WATCH: Ashghal opens the first phase of Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor

The Corridor has been named after Kuwaiti Amir HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah and symbolizes the strength of the ties between the people of Qatar and Kuwait.
Kahramaa enters Guinness World Records for largest drinking water storage tank

Kahramaa enters Guinness World Records for largest drinking water storage tank

Adding to the country’s portfolio of world records, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has entered the Guinness World Records for the ‘Largest Drinking Water Storage Tank’ in the world.
WATCH: HH the Amir directs sending urgent relief aid to Sudan

WATCH: HH the Amir directs sending urgent relief aid to Sudan

Upon the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar will send urgent relief aid to Sudan to minimize the impact of the record flooding this year.
WATCH:Qatar Rail sets up 300 AC bus shelters around Doha

WATCH:Qatar Rail sets up 300 AC bus shelters around Doha

Qatar Rail has announced that it is currently working to set up 300 air-conditioned bus shelters around Doha Metro stations in different areas.
WATCH: QL Home Edition: What do kids miss the most during quarantine?

WATCH: QL Home Edition: What do kids miss the most during quarantine?

This QL Home Edition video features some children from the community who share their feelings on what they've missed the most during quarantine.
WATCH: Qatar sets minimum wage; removes NOC requirement for changing jobs

WATCH: Qatar sets minimum wage; removes NOC requirement for changing jobs

Qatar introduces a non-discriminatory minimum wage and removes the No-Objection Certificate requirement to change jobs for employees.