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3,488 people leave hotel quarantine, says Khater

QNA

Doha

Spokesperson for the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management HE Lolwah bint Rashid bin Mohammed al Khater said on Thursday that as many as 3,488 have left hotel quarantine. A total of 6,694 people have been subjected to hotel quarantine until now in 28 hotels allocated for this purpose.

Concerning the number of reports related to violations, especially those related to quarantine, Khater indicated that during the period from March 31 to April 4, such reports reached 3,775 and were all dealt with. Several calls related to gatherings were also received on the number 999, and all were dealt with.

Reviewing figures related to electronic infrastructure, including those related to e-government and its activation and the percentage of electronic connectivity, she said electronic connectivity between government agencies increased 83 percent.

She noted that during the period, more than 1,600 cases of cyber attacks were addressed in the field of cybersecurity, while about 34 terabytes of data were received on government portals and various electronic entities. The communication rate between different entities increased by 20 percent as well, she said.

Her Excellency pointed out that the government call centers including three different government sites and a fourth site to be added currently comprises about 300 employees and providing 70 active electronic services in nine different languages around the clock with a link to 34 Government entities. She noted that the number of calls exceeded 340,000 with an average response speed of about 11 seconds, and an average satisfaction with the service of about 90 percent.

She stressed that the efforts of the ministries and other institutions are in full swing, including the campaigns carried out by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, where 378 violations have been detected since March until today, as well setting fix prices to sell sterilisers, disinfectants and other goods, in addition to conducting inspection campaigns for factories to ensure their compliance with the conditions and establishing a hotline to receive complaints.

Her Excellency praised the awareness efforts of a number of media institutions, including Qatar Media Corporation, and its tremendous efforts, as it published about 645 awareness videos in different languages, and broadcasting daily TV programs related to the Coronavirus crisis.

With regard to citizens abroad, including Qatari citizens, children, wives, and husbands of Qataris, Her Excellency called on them to contact the embassies in the countries where they are located on the numbers announced at the dedicated website.

Her Excellency stressed the need to communicate with embassies in the countries in which they stay if they want to return to Qatar.

Her Excellency spoke at the press conference about food security in Qatar and said that the experience of Qatar in 2017 has benefited the country a lot.

Her Excellency pointed out that Qatar is ranked first in the Arab world in food security and 13th in the world. She stressed that supplies and strategic food stocks exist and there is a relentless endeavour to enhance this strategic stock, whether by importing goods or through achieving self-sufficiency in some sectors.

With regard to the various efforts of all those living in Qatar, including expats, she said that a "conscious" campaign was launched by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs on April 5 to educate employers as well as expatriate workers on various procedures in different languages.

She drew attention to some examples that are taken in this framework, including continuous communication with labour representatives of different communities and with different embassies in Qatar, and the adoption of a policy to protect workers and reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

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