More relaxations in Qatar from July 1; COVID-19 Infections pass peak state

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Qatar is looking to ease more of its curbs put in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19. The authorities informed that the nation has passed its peak infection period and hence, will allow its restaurants, parks and beaches to open at limited capacity from 1st July.

The Supreme Committee for Crisis Management said “restaurants would reopen at limited capacity from July 1, as would public beaches and parks”.

Public and private sector employees would be permitted to work at offices at 50% capacity. Public and private gatherings of less than 5 people will also be allowed.

Qatar had, earlier this month, permitted outbound flights. Some mosques also were permitted to open.

In the next phase of reopening, Qatar is likely to open shopping malls, markets and also allow flights from low-risk countries from 1st August.

Currently. Qatar has 94,413 cases of COVID-19 with 110 deaths, which is the second-highest number among the Arab states after Saudi Arabia. Most of Qatar’s cases were reported among migrant workers belonging to the low-income category who lived in cramped quarters.