The Ministry of Public Health announced that the competent authorities arrested 16 Qatari citizens who violated the requirements of home quarantine on Sunday and referred to prosecution.
They had signed affidavits which warned of arrest and prosecution if the conditions were violated. The ministry said the arrest of these persons is part of the measures in force in the country and approved by the health authorities.
This is to ensure public safety, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The persons arrested are: AbdulNasser Ahmed Ahmed al-Shaybah, Rashid Hadi Rashid al-Sable al-Marri, Abdullah Hayel Nazel Rashid al-Anzi, Abdullah Hussein Ali al-Ateeq al-Marri, Abdullah Mohamed Salem al-Bahah al-Marri, Abdullah Ali Bakhit Ali al-Athbi, Abdullah Jaber Ali Rashid Alyan, Saif Hamad Saif Ali al-Athba, Bandar Saif Ali Saif al-Marri, Hamad Jaber Hamad Mohamed al-Zakiba, Nasser Abdullah Salem al-Hutil al-Marri, Sultan Mohamed akhit al-Athba al-Marri, Faisal Mohamed Bakhit al-Athba al-Marri, Ali Rashid Ali Rashid Afifa, Abdullah Mashey Shabib Hussain al-Dossary, and Mohamed Jaber Mohamed al-Zabadani al-Marri.
The authorities reminded citizens and residents in home quarantine of the necessity of strict adherence to the conditions set by the Ministry of Public Health for their own safety and others.
The ministry statement stressed whoever violates the conditions will expose himself to the penalties in line with the provisions of Article 253 of the Penal Code No. (11) of 2004, and the provisions of Law No. (17) of 1990 regarding prevention of infectious diseases, and Law No. (17) of 2002 on Protection of Community. (QNA)
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