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MoI ready to implement new COVID-19 containment measures if needed: Official

Brigadier Abdullah Khalifa Al Muftah, Director of the Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), has said that if the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management or the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announce new measures to contain COVID-19, the security departments are ready to implement those decisions.

The Supreme Committee for Crisis Management and MoPH yesterday in a press conference disclosed an increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Qatar and the number of people hospitalised every week. While speaking to Qatar TV, Brig. Al Mufah said the campaign by the MoI to ensure that everyone adheres to the preventive measures issued by relevant authorities has not been halted, adding that the preventive measures are still being implemented.

“We have been registering violations related to non-compliance with wearing masks in places where they are mandatory, and the limitations to occupants in vehicles,” Brig. Al Muftah said. “The pandemic has not ended globally, and all precautionary measures must be taken. Some people thought the pandemic had ended and neglected to take preventive measures, and this negligence was the reason for the high number of infections. “We count on the awareness of the community, and we hope that the preventive measures will continue as they were at the beginning of the pandemic, and we hope not to apprehend more people for violating the set protocols,” he said.


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