Qatar is loosening COVID restrictions after drop in cases

Qatar is loosening COVID restrictions after drop in cases

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Qatar has announced easing of coronavirus-related restrictions following a drop in daily cases, with the most significant being relaxation in mask regulations.

On Wednesday, Qatar’s cabinet said that starting from October 3, mask regulations would no longer apply to outdoor activities, except during organised public events, markets and exhibitions. However, it added that masks must still be worn at mosques, schools, hospitals and university premises, as well as at all public indoor areas.

Additionally, markets and malls can also operate at full capacity, with children allowed to enter such facilities while abiding by the maximum number of customers allowed in each store.

Food courts are allowed to operate at a 50-percent capacity and all prayer areas and fitting rooms at malls can reopen.

All museums and public libraries are also allowed to operate at a full capacity. Offices in the government and private sectors can resume operation at full capacity.

Outdoor restaurants and cafes can also operate at full capacity, while those which have not been certified are allowed to operate at 50 percent.

Indoor restaurants and cafes are also allowed to operate at 75 percent while uncertified facilities can operate at 40 percent.

Source: Aljazeera