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Posted On: 1 February 2020 03:06 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

MOPH urges citizens not to trust rumors about Novel Coronavirus in Qatar

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
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Dr. Soha Albaya, a head of vaccination, Ministry of Public Health urges citizens of Qatar not to trust any rumors about the Novel Coronavirus in Qatar. She confirms that there is no Novel Coronavirus case found in State of Qatar so far.

She also assured all the measures have been taken to prevent coronaviruses to enter Qatar. One of the measurement is the Termo Scanners at Hamad International Airport (HIA)

Passengers traveling from China will have to go through these cameras which will detect the temperature of all passengers. If anyone with increased temperature is scanned, these passengers will be escorted to designated clinic at HIA for further testing and examination. If they still meet the criteria, they will be transferred to designated hospital specially set up for investgation. Until the final result comes out, everyone will be placed in isolated rooms.

Dr. Soha also mentioned, Qatar Airways crews are well trained and if any suspicious passengers are found on aircraft, the pilot will inform the HIA ground staff prior to arrival and health care workers will take further steps as mentioned above.

**Rapid response team at the Ministry of Public Health operates around the clock. The teams hotline numbers are 66740948 and 66740951

Source: MOPH twitter