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Posted On: 20 March 2020 09:21 pm
Updated On: 13 April 2020 06:25 am

MoPH announces 10 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
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In its website, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today announced 10 new confirmed cases of coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) during the last 24 hours taking the total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Qatar to 470. There are already 10 patients who have recovered from COVID-19 taking the total active cases to 460.

Most of the new cases are related to travelers who recently came to the State of Qatar from the United Kingdom and Switzerland, and were quarantined, including 5 cases of Qatari citizens.

The Ministry of Public Health urges the public to avoid social gatherings and to limit family gatherings as much as possible. Members of the public are also advised to avoid handshakes and cheek-kissing when greeting each other. Instead, people can verbally greet one another or make greeting gestures from distance as a way of helping prevent the spread of the virus.

The Ministry of Public Health recommends following a number of simple, yet effective practices to protect yourself and others from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):

  1. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  2. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with your sleeve or tissue, and dispose of used tissues in a covered bin.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands before you wash them, especially when outside your home.
  4. Avoid close contact with other people, especially anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness and maintain at least one meter distance between yourself and other people.

Call the toll free 24/7 coronavirus hotline at 16000.

Source: Ministry of Public Health