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  World   Middle East  29 Jun 2020  Qatar to further ease coronavirus curbs as infections pass peak

Qatar to further ease coronavirus curbs as infections pass peak

REUTERS
Published : Jun 29, 2020, 2:57 pm IST
Updated : Jun 29, 2020, 2:57 pm IST

The nation of about 2.8 million people has the second highest tally of infections among the six Gulf Arab states after Saudi Arabia

A Saudi cinema viewer has his temperature taken as he wears a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (AP)
 A Saudi cinema viewer has his temperature taken as he wears a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (AP)

Dubai: Qatar aims to further ease coronavirus curbs from July 1, allowing the limited reopening of restaurants, beaches and parks, as infections have passed their peak and the rate was subsiding, authorities said.

The nation of about 2.8 million people has the second-highest tally of infections among the six Gulf Arab states, after much larger neighbour Saudi Arabia. It announced 750 new cases on Sunday, taking its total to 94,413, with 110 deaths.

In a statement late on Sunday, the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management said restaurants would reopen at limited capacity from July 1, as would public beaches and parks.

Public and private gatherings of a maximum of five people will be allowed, while employees in the public and private sector can work from office at 50% capacity, it added.

Qatar, like other Gulf states, has seen the disease spread among low-income migrant workers living in crowded quarters, but had not imposed curfew. This month, it allowed outbound flights and the re-opening of some mosques.

In a third phase of relaxation, scheduled from Aug. 1, it will permit flights from low-risk countries to resume, and re-open shopping malls and markets.

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