Precautionary measures to combat COVID-19 pandemic to continue, Cabinet affirms

Precautionary measures to combat COVID-19 pandemic to continue, Cabinet affirms

By QLNews

In its regular meeting held earlier today, the Cabinet affirmed the continuation of procedures and precautionary measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Qatar.

His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the meeting held at the Amiri Diwan.

At the beginning of the session, Her Excellency the Minister of Public Health briefed the Cabinet on the most recent developments to contain COVID-19.

The Cabinet agreed to continue with ongoing measures to fight the virus.

The Cabinet then looked into other topics, including the following:

First - Approval of:

  1. Draft law regulating travel and air freight offices.
  2. Draft decision of the Minister of Transport and Communications on determining the fees for issuing and renewing licenses for travel and air freight offices.

3- Draft decision of the president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation on determining the specifications of the headquarters of the activities of travel offices and air cargo offices.

The draft law aims to keep pace with the development in this sector and in line with the requirements of international organizations.

The draft law included provisions, including: conditions and procedures for licensing and renewing it for travel and air freight offices, regulating the safe transportation of hazardous materials, classifying air travel offices, travel and air freight offices obligations, and conditions and obligations for granting licenses to international distribution system companies.

Second: Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Transport and Communications regarding controls and fees for services related to Qatari Internet domains, to replace Resolution of the Minister of Transport and Communications No. (27) of 2017 regarding controls and fees for services related to Qatari Internet domains.

Third: Approval of a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the fields of tourism and business activities between Qatar Tourism in the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Culture and Sports in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Fourth: Approval of Qatar’s hosting of the 12th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers in the Islamic World 2021 via video conference.

Fifth: Approval of participation in the second session of the Qatari-Ukrainian joint committee for economic, commercial and technical cooperation in Kiev from August 31 to September 2, 2021.

Sixth: The Cabinet reviewed the works of the 55th regular session of the Council of Arab Health Ministers held virtually in May 2021.

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