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Wearing of masks made mandatory outside home in Qatar

Qatar citizens and residents will have to compulsorily wear face masks while leaving home for any reason except in the case when a person is alone while driving a vehicle.
The decision is effective from Sunday, May 17, until further notice.
This came during the Cabinet regular meeting held yesterday 12 May via video-conference, Chaired by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
The Cabinet also decided to continue with the precautionary measures taken to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
In case of non-compliance with this decision, the penalties stipulated in Decree Law No 17 of 1990 regarding the prevention of infectious diseases shall be applied to the violator – imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years and a fine of up to QR200,000, or either of one these two penalties.

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