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Posted On: 14 May 2020 03:25 am
Updated On: 1 July 2020 11:55 am

Compulsory to wear face masks when leaving the house - wear it or get fined 200,000 riyals

Khadiza Begum
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H.E. the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al -Thani chaired the Cabinet regular meeting, held this evening via video conference.

After the meeting, H.E. Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Issa bin Saad Al-Jafali Al-Nuaimi stated the following: At the beginning of the meeting, the Cabinet listened to the explanation presented by HE the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (Covid 19), where the Cabinet affirmed the continuation of the precautionary measures taken to combat this pandemic, and decided the following:

1. All citizens and residents have to wear masks upon leaving the house

To compel all citizens and residents upon leaving house for any reason to wear masks, except in the case when a person is alone while driving a vehicle, and the Ministry of Interior takes the necessary measures in this regard.

2. Hefty penalty for violations

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 violator by imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years and a fine not exceeding QR (200,000) two hundred thousand , or one of these two penalties.

3. Effective date

This decision is effective from Sunday, 17/5/2020, until further notice.

Other topics on the agenda

After that, the Cabinet considered the topics on the agenda as follows:

First - Approval of the following draft decrees:

1- A draft decree approving the guarantee agreement of the government of the State of Qatar for Al Kharsaah solar power plant project.

2- A draft decree approving the agreement to grant rights to Al Kharsaah solar power plant project.

3- A draft decree approving the priority right agreement for Al Kharsaah solar power plant.

Second - Approving a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. (12) of 2006 regarding the canceled Mesaieed municipality, and referring it to the Shura Council.

Third - Approving a draft cabinet decision to issue the executive regulations for the law regulating medical treatment abroad.

Fourth - Approving a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU0 between the diplomatic institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the State of Qatar and the University of Houston-Clearlake in the United States.

Fifth - The Cabinet reviewed a report on the activities of the Regulatory Authority of the Qatar Financial Center, during the period from 1/4/2019 to 31/3/2020 and took the related appropriate decision.

(Source: Qatar News Agency - QNA)