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Posted On: 22 April 2020 05:25 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Wearing of masks to be compulsory for shoppers, service, and contracting sectors

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H.E. Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chaired Wednesday the regular weekly cabinet meeting using video conference technology.

The Cabinet decided the following and this decision is effective from Sunday 26/4/2020 until further notice.

Employees and workers in the government and private sectors whose work requires providing services to the public and clients are obliged to wear masks while carrying out their duties and tasks, and clients are required to wear masks. Officials in the government and private sectors should take the necessary measures to prevent the entry of clients who are not committed to that.

Shoppers are obligated to wear masks before they enter the food and catering stores and during shopping, and those responsible for these shops must take the necessary measures not to allow the entry of shoppers who do not comply with this decision.

Workers in the contracting sector are obligated to wear masks while carrying out their duties and tasks, and officials in this sector should provide these masks and adhere to the established precautionary measures.

In the event of non-compliance with this decision, the penalties stipulated in Decree-Law No. (17) for the year 1990 regarding the prevention of infectious diseases shall be applied to the offender by imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years and a fine not exceeding QR (200,000), or one of these two penalties.

Source: Qatar News Agency