Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced new restrictions for visitors at all HMC Emergency departments.

The move is aimed at limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), HMC said in a tweet on Monday.

The new restrictions are as follows:

* Only one visitor at a time for a maximum if 15 minutes.

* Visitors are strictly prohibited in the Covid-19 treatment area.

‘These changes have been made in order to protect patients, visitors and the wider public from the spread of Covid-19,’ HMC stressed in a notice. ‘Thank you for your understanding.’

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