Preventive measure to continue during Ramadan and Eid-al Fitr : HMC Medical Director
According to Dr. Yousef Al Maslamani, Medical Director at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), preventive measures against COVID-19 are expected to continue during Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr.
“Until now, it is not known if we were able to overcome the cases of infection during this period, and we expect that the preventive measures to be continued during Ramadan and Eid period until the cases are reduced to less than they are now, and then some restrictions may be changed,” said Dr. Yousef Al Maslamani.
This information was communicated through the social media accounts of HMC and the Ministry of Public Health.
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Dr. Al Maslamani said that it is very encouraging to see clear evidence that vaccines protect people from the emergence of severe symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
He said that returning to normal life may require vaccination of 80 to 90 percent population in Qatar.
Dr. Al Maslamani said that the data published last week showed that about 1,800 patients were admitted to intensive care units, among them included only 19 people who received the vaccination. “This means that only 1 percent of these patients are vaccinated while 99 percent of those admitted to the intensive care unit were not vaccinated or not completely vaccinated.”
He added that these statistics are very promising and gives cause for optimism. “In order for normal life to return, we must reach vaccination of 80 to 90 percent of the population in Qatar, and then maybe we can return to our normal life.”
Dr. Al Maslamani pointed out that there is a steady decline in the daily serious cases of COVID-19 infections and thanked the public for adhering to the instructions that led to a reduction in infection with the coronavirus.
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