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Kovid restrictions in Qatar: Kovid restrictions are being tightened again in Qatar

Doha, First Published Dec 30, 2021, 12:04 AM IST

Doha: Qatar has tightened covid restrictions since Friday. Masks are now mandatory not only in closed public spaces but also in open public spaces. Those who engage in outdoor sports are exempt from wearing the mask. The restrictions will take effect on Friday, December 31st.

If exhibitions, various events and conferences are held in open public places, the maximum efficiency should be 75%. Events should be held in closed spaces only at 50 percent capacity. About 90% of the participants must have completed the Kovid vaccination. Those who have not been vaccinated and those who have been partially vaccinated should have undergone a PCR test or a rapid antigen test. All events, exhibitions and conferences may be conducted only with the permission of the Ministry of Public Health. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

New conditions for entry into Abu Dhabi will take effect from tomorrow

Abu Dhabi: A change in the Abu Dhabi entry requirements from other emirates in the UAE will take effect on Thursday (December 30). The new announcement was made by the authorities on Tuesday. Officials said the change in the rules was part of efforts to curb the spread of Kovid in the country.

Those who have been vaccinated against Kovid must show the green status in the Al Hussein application when entering Abu Dhabi from other emirates. Those who have not been vaccinated must present a negative result of the Kovid PCR test performed within 96 hours.

Those entering Abu Dhabi from other emirates are currently subjected to EDE scanning at border points. This will continue. Border EDE scanning is used to identify those who may be at risk for Kovid. Those who test positive will be tested for antigen at a testing center set up there. This test is free. Officials said the new regulations were aimed at protecting public health in the country and controlling the Kovid.

Last Updated Dec 30, 2021, 12:04 AM IST

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