Cabinet extends preventive coronavirus measures in Qatar

HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chaired the Cabinets regular meeting held last night through video conference.

Shk. Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani The PRIME MINISTER of QATAR

The cabinet decided that the Minister of Public Health may permit any of these private health facilities to provide some of their medical services if possible through modern means of communication.

The cabinet then extended work with some of the decisions it issued regarding the reduction in the number of employees present at the workplace in the public and in the private sectors. It also extended the implementation of the decision determining working hours for employees and workers at their workplace in the public and private sectors, while taking into consideration what has been decided regarding work hours during the holy month of Ramadan for the year 1441 AH.

They also extended the implementation of the cabinet decision on (remote) meetings held by employees and workers in the public and private sectors who are at their workplace using modern technological means.

The cabinet also extended its decision suspending temporary home services provided by cleaning and hospitality companies, reducing the number of workers transported by buses to half the capacity of the vehicle while taking into account precautionary measures, and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s continued intensifying of inspection procedures for food and food outlets to ensure their compliance with health requirements and preventive and precautionary measures, including the practice of safe distancing between shoppers.

The cabinet also approved the continuation of the previous exceptions they decided earlier, and that these decisions are effective April 30, 2020 until further notice.

After that, the cabinet considered the topics on the agenda that saw it approve a draft air services agreement between the government of the State of Qatar and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.