The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported Friday 183 new confirmed cases of oronavirus (Covid-19). Of these 105 were from the community and 78 from travellers returning from abroad.
The MoPH recorded 248 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 214,625.
Also, the ministry recorded two deaths, of patients aged 65, and 73 who were suffering from chronic diseases, and had received the necessary medical care.
National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Data:
— 2,643,573 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the programme.
— 21,288 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
— 66.1 % of the eligible population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
— 93.3 % of over 60s (the most vulnerable population group) have been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 86.2 % have received both doses.
— In recent weeks the combined impact of Covid-19 restrictions and increasing vaccination rates, and the overwhelming support of the community, has resulted in a consistent reduction in the number of new daily infections in the country.
— However, it is still important to be cautious as the second wave is not yet over and there are still two highly contagious and highly virulent strains of the virus that are actively circulating in the community.
— The plan to gradually lift restrictions will be delivered over 4 phases with each phase lasting 3 weeks.
— The date of implementation and the duration of each phase will depend on the epidemic indicators which depend to a great extent on the degree of compliance of the community members with the current measures, restrictions and guidance by the government.
Unlike last year, it is possible to make more freedoms available to those people who are vaccinated where they will enjoy certain privileges before others — It is vital that people do not claim victory against this virus too early with the new, highly-transmissible variants in the community, there is still the potential for the virus to gain momentum and for numbers to rise.


What You Can Do:
— With Covid-19 still a threat to our health here in Qatar, it is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following precautionary measures:
— Adherence to physical distancing.
— Avoiding close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people congregate.
— Wearing a face mask.
— Washing hands regularly.
— Anyone suffering from Covid-19 symptoms should contact 16000 helpline immediately.
This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.
— Visit the MoPH website for regular updates and new information.