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90 persons booked for not wearing masks on Saturday

  • Nov 21, 2020
  • Author: QT-Online
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Tribune News Network
Doha
The Ministry of Interior referred 90 more people to the Public Prosecution on Saturday for not wearing masks where they are mandatory, bringing the total number of 'unmasked' violators caught since the crackdown began to 1,297.
The ministry also took action against five persons for breaching the limit on car occupancy.  It is currently banned in Qatar to have more than four people, including the driver, travelling in a car, unless the occupants are of a family. 
The police in Qatar have had a busy few days since they stepped up their crackdown on people ignoring the country's safeguards to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Over past few days, the police referred to the Public Prosecution hundreds of people who didn't wear masks in public.
As per a Cabinet decision, drawn from the Law No. 17 of 1990 regarding infectious diseases and preventive measures, people who do not wear masks outside their homes may face penalties of up to three years in prison and/or QR200,000 fine.