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Posted On: 15 March 2020 07:41 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:11 am

MoPH announces 64 new confirmed coronavirus cases

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In its website, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today announced 64 new confirmed cases of coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) during the last 24 hours taking the total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Qatar to 401. There are already 4 patients who have recovered from COVID-19 taking the total active cases to 397.

There are 7,950 people who have been tested for COVID-19 so far.

Dr. Abdullatif Al-Khal, head of the Communicable Disease Center, explains that the 64 new cases of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), are the majority of workers who are subject to quarantine and were in contact with the previous cases. He mentioned that they are all in good health, under complete quarantine, and receiving full medical care, as mentioned in QNA. Dr. Khal confirmed that the majority of the new cases did not show any symptoms. He said more recovery cases will be reported in the coming days.

The Ministry of Public Health urges the public to avoid social gatherings of more than 50 people 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