Qatar to go ahead with Phase II of lifting COVID-19 curbs from July 1 Jun 29, 2020 0 4982 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaThe Supreme Committee for Crisis Management has decided to go ahead with the Phase II of gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on July 1 as per the plan.“Based on the available public health data and COVID-19 spread indicators, including passing the peak, flattening the curve, and reducing the virus’ reproduction rate, it has been decided to launch phase 2 of the gradual reopening plan on July 1 as initially planned,” the committee said in a statement.The Phase II will see continuation of restricted opening of mosques for all five prayers with limited capacity as well as the implementation of precautionary requirements. Public and private gatherings limited to five people only will be allowed, and violators will be subject to the relevant penalties. The number has been reduced from 10 to 5 people following the discovery of numerous cases among Qatari nationals due to majlis gatherings and family visits, and among white-collar expats due to uncontrolled contact with no precautionary measures.Maximum 50 percent of public and private sector employees will be allowed at the workplaces as needed, provided that employers meet hygienic requirements, implement precautionary measures, and continue to protect vulnerable employees by allowing them to work remotely.Families will be allowed to rent boats and yachts in groups not exceeding 10 people.All parks and beaches as well as the corniche will be reopened for people of all ages while continuing to practice social distancing. Play areas will remain closed.Sports training in open spaces and large halls will be permitted for professional athletes in groups not exceeding 10 people.The capacity of private health facilities will be increased to 60 percent while continuing to provide emergency services.Restaurants will be allowed to reopen with limited capacity and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry will issue a comprehensive statement on the matter.Libraries and museums will reopen with limited capacity and limited working hours.“The transition from one phase to the next depends on everyone’s cooperation and adherence to the precautionary measures outlined by the Council of Ministers including wearing masks when going outside, downloading the Ehteraz application, and practicing social distancing. RELATED ARTICLES In a 1st, HMC performs hi-tech robotic surgery on COVID-19 patient with kidney stones Jun 29, 2020 0 6862 Daily COVID-19 cases continue to drop Jun 29, 2020 0 6217 Qatar calls for swift move to implement CTBT Jun 29, 2020 0 5974 MME cleans Al Areesh beach The Ministry Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by the Public Hygiene Department, cleaned the Al Areesh beach and removed timber, plastic and other types of waste on Sunday. Lusail Marina walkway, Katara beaches to reopen on July 1 The Lusail Marina walkway and its annexes, the Crescent Park and the Marina Food Arena, will reopen to the public on July 1, the Qatari Diar real estate development company said in a tweet on Sunday. However, the company .. Ooredoo ranks 25th in Forbes list of top 100 firms in M-E Ooredoo Group was honoured recently when Forbes, the prestigious global business brand founded in 1917, published its listing of the leading 100 enterprises in the region. Ranked 25th, Ooredoo Group is in the top .. Qatar condemns attack in Iraq Qatar has condemned the attack that targeted a security post east of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which resulted in the death of a policeman and the injuries to others. In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign ..