New COVID related restrictions announced in Qatar

In order to check the spread of the COVID-19, the government of Qatar has announced new restriction measures. Gyms, swimming pools, water parks, and spas will be shut down until further notice. Al Jazeera reports that “ Playgrounds and exercise equipment in public parks will be off-limits, beaches and the corniche will be closed, and no more than five people will be allowed to congregate in open-air areas unless they live in the same household. Entry to public museums and libraries will be restricted to 30 percent, while indoor restaurants can receive only 15 percent customers of their capacity. Cinemas and theatres will be operating at only 20 percent capacity, while children below the age of 12 will not be allowed in shopping malls. Any indoor social gatherings will be banned until further notice. Weddings will be banned altogether. Workplaces will continue to operate with no more than 80 percent capacity, while private schools and other educational institutions must again switch to online teaching”. 

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