Masks must from tomorrow in open and closed public places: Cabinet
December 29 2021 04:25 PM


 *The Ministry of Public Health said in an infographic that the only exceptions to the mask mandate are children under six and people engaged in sport and exercise in open spaces



It is obligatory to wear masks from tomorrow (Friday) in all closed and open public places, with the exception of people who practice sport in open places, the Cabinet decided yesterday, in order to control the spread of Covid-19.
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan.
The Cabinet also decided to continue allowing the organisation of conferences, exhibitions and events in accordance with the following conditions, from tomorrow:
The capacity should not exceed 75% of the venue in open spaces; In closed places, the capacity should not exceed 50%, provided 90% of the participants have completed doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and those who have not must undergo a PCR or Rapid Antigen test approved by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
In all cases, prior approval from the MoPH is required before holding any conference, exhibition or event. Compliance with the health requirements, procedures, precautionary measures and controls determined by the MoPH shall be taken into consideration.
The Ministry of Interior, the MoPH, and other government agencies, each within its jurisdiction, shall take the necessary measures in this regard, to ensure compliance with the health requirements and prescribed precautionary measures.
Following the Cabinet meeting, HE Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Sulaiti issued a statement about the decisions.
Earlier, the Cabinet had reviewed the report of the MoPH on the latest developments to limit the Covid-19 spread and the report of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management in this regard. The Cabinet affirmed the continuation of the precautionary measures that have been taken to combat the pandemic, and in the interest of the health and safety of all members of society, it took the above decisions, the statement added.

Last updated: December 29 2021 11:29 PM

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