13 held for flouting quarantine pledge
April 02 2020 01:25 AM


The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced on Wednesday  that 13 Qatari citizens have been arrested violating the requirements of the home quarantine.

They had signed affidavits to stay in home quarantine, in accordance with the procedures of the health authorities in the country.

The MoPH said in a statement that the arrest of these people came in implementation of the precautionary measures in force in the country, to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

The arrested individuals, who are currently being referred to prosecution, are: Jaber Abdul Hadi Ali al-Marri, Mohamed Salem Saif al-Athba al-Marri, Mohamed Salem Ali Jaber al-Yarboui, Khalifa Hamad Hindi Mohamed al-Dossari, Ahmed Abdelrahman Youssef Ahmed Shams, Omran Mohamed Juma al-Omran al-Qubaisi, Hamad Omran Juma al-Omran al-Qubaisi, Saeed Mohamed Zayed al-Alam al-Khayarin, Fahad Mubarak Saeed al-Qadham al-Mansouri, Ali Mushabab Ali Abdullah al-Qahtani, Hamad Marhi Mohamed Amer al-Ghorab, Ghanem Husain Mohamed al-Tayyar al-Khayareen, and Mohamed Saeed Haif al-Mazfari al-Hajri.

The authorities concerned called on citizens and residents under home quarantine to fully commit to the MoPH's condition, to ensure their safety and that of others.

The MoPH's statement stressed that everyone who violates the condition is subject to the penalties stated in Article No. 253 of Criminal Law No. 11 of 2014, Law No. 17 of 1990 on protection from infectious diseases, and Law No. 17 of 2002 on protecting society.

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