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Posted On: 4 March 2021 07:00 pm
Updated On: 4 March 2021 07:07 pm

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 53 Updates

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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Did you know that this week saw 3 deaths due to COVID-19 in total and the maximum recoveries in a day were 540 recorded on 25 February 2021, while 475 was the highest number of newly infected cases recorded on 4 March 2021? Here are the latest updated weekly trends in terms of recoveries, new cases and deaths related to the current COVID-19 situation.

From 25 February - 4 March 2021, 2,271 people were referred to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks and 171 for violating the maximum people allowed in a vehicle in Qatar, 39 for not adhering to physical distancing, 8 for violating home quarantine rules, 39 for not downloading EHTERAZ on their phones and 1 for not complying with the pledge for holding an event.

The State of Qatar reimposed restrictions due to the increase in the number of cases. Click here to know the entire list: COVID-19 restrictions reimposed in Qatar

Note: As per COVID-19 restrictions set by the government, please make sure to abide by the COVID-19 precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, showing your Ehteraz green status, and frequent hand washing.

    Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (25 February - 4 March 2021)

    Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (25 February - 4 March 2021)
    Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (25 February - 4 March 2021)

    From 465 new confirmed cases reported on 25 February, the numbers slightly increased to 469 the next day, after which it decreased to 460 on 27 February, and then increased to 467 on 28 February. The next day, 1 March, saw 473 new infections, followed by 463 and 471 on the next two consecutive days, before increasing to 475 on 4 March, towards the end of the week.

    Daily recoveries in Qatar (25 February - 4 March 2021)

    Daily recoveries in Qatar (25 February - 4 March 2021)
    Daily recoveries in Qatar (25 February - 4 March 2021)

    From 540 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 25 February, the numbers decreased to 480 on 26 February, following which it further decreased to 412 and then to 402 recoveries for the next two days. The numbers then increased to 440 and then decreased to 359 the following two days. The number of recoveries saw a sharp decrease to 332 on 3 March and then decreased to 318 on the last day of the week on 4 March.

    Daily deaths in Qatar (25 February - 4 March 2021)

    Daily deaths in Qatar (25 February - 4 March 2021)
    Daily deaths in Qatar (25 February - 4 March 2021)

    This week saw 3 deaths due to COVID-19 in total recorded on 28 February, 1 March and 3 March 2021.

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    COVID-19 vaccine updates in Qatar

    Qatar started the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on December 23, the second doses of the vaccine have also started. Here are some of the updates in Qatar:

    • The Ministry of Public Health has announced that the COVID-19 vaccination certificate now available on MyHealth Patient Portal. All individuals who have received 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will automatically have a vaccination certificate available for them in the MyHealth Patient Portal 7 days after their second dose. Registration and activation will take approximately 24 hours.
    • Starting Sunday, January 17, 2021, the Ministry of Public Health's new online registration form for the COVID-19 vaccine is open to citizens and residents who want to register their desire to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • In a Tweet, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), updated the list of health facilities that have been approved to conduct COVID-19 PCR test. There are now a total of 40 health centres that have been approved.
    • Here are some important tips for people taking the COVID-19 vaccine, as said by MoPH official:
      - If a person had come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the date for taking the second dose should be delayed for 14 days from the date of contact.
      - The person will be fully protected from COVID-19 infection after a week or two from taking the second dose of the vaccine.
    • The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced the launch of a weblink on its website where certificates of completing the 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine can be downloaded or printed. It also added that certificates can also be obtained via the MyHealth App.
    • The Ministry of Public Health has announced that fully vaccinated people are now exempt from quarantine requirements following travel abroad and following exposure to a COVID-19 positive case.
    • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is being administered in three Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) health centres: 1. Al-Wajba, 2. Lubaib, 3. Al-Thumama.
    • Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Home Healthcare Service (HHS) has started administering the COVID-19 vaccine to its registered housebound patients to protect them against the disease.
    • Ministry of Public Health urges people over 60 years old and have not received COVID-19 vaccination yet to call 4027 7077 and book an appointment.
    • The Ministry of Education and Higher Education affirms that no school employee will be allowed to on school premises unless they:
      - Show the COVID-19 vaccine certificate
      - Show the golden frame and the stamp of the vaccine when showing the EHTERAZ app
      - Show proof that the employee has done a weekly COVID-19 test
    • A new COVID-19 Drive-Through Vaccination Centre was opened in Lusail. The Center does not operate with an appointment system, but eligible people are required to attend on the set date of their second dose.

    What can you do to be safe?

    It is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following the following precautions:

    • Remain committed to social distancing.
    • Avoid social visits to reduce their risk of contracting the virus.
    • Wear a face mask as recommended when out of the house.
    • Wash hands with soap and water regularly; if not available use a sanitiser.
    • It is important that we continue to protect the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases and remind their family members to follow strict measures to reduce the chances of infection, including refraining from social visits.
    • Call the toll free 24/7 coronavirus hotline at 16000 for information or if you have COVID-19-like or flu-like symptoms. This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.​ The four main testing centres are:
      1. Muaither Health Centre
      2. Rawdat Al Khail Health Centre
      3. Um Slal Health Centre
      4. Al Gharafa Health Centre

    The Ministry also recommends that you regularly visit the MoPH website to view the latest information and instructions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and for the most up-to-date guidance on how to stay safe.

    When do you think the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will end in Qatar? Are you following all the SOPs? Do let us know your thoughts in our comments section. Do like and share the article - it keeps us going!