MoPH accredits 4 COVID-19 testing centres in Turkey Jul 07, 2020 0 1470 12345 QNADohaWithin the framework of the continuous efforts to maintain public health and enhance services provided to citizens abroad to combat coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has approved four centres for Qatari citizens to take COVID-19 tests in Turkey.In a statement on Monday, the ministry said that citizens in the Turkish territory can visit the accredited hospitals for a COVID-19 test and obtain COVID-free certificates. The certificate is valid for 48 hours only. The accredited hospitals are Ankara Sehir Hospital, Yesilkoy Murat Dilmener Emergency Hospital, Basaksehir Cam ve Sakura Sehir Hospital and Kartal Dr Litfi Kirdar hospital.The statement said travellers who are in Turkey and are residents of Qatar could benefit from the service if they wish to return to Qatar starting with the third phase of lifting the precautionary measures that are in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.When the test is conducted in one of the accredited centres and the person found to be free of the virus, this qualifies him to obtain an exception from the mandatory hotel quarantine in Qatar, provided that the certificate holder is committed to home-quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival in Qatar after signing the pledge of the home-quarantine in accordance with the procedures and the standards set by the Ministry of Public Health.The health ministries in both the countries had signed memoranda of understanding. The MoPH is currently in the process of accrediting reliable medical centres for COVID-19 tests for Qatari citizens in some other countries.The MoPH has urged citizens to practice social distance, wear masks and adhere to all procedures and laws announced by the competent authorities in Turkey. RELATED ARTICLES Arab-Chinese cooperation based on common interests, long history: FM Jul 07, 2020 0 5516 COVID-19 recoveries jump by 1,614 to reach 93,898 Jul 07, 2020 0 606 Al Rayyan Stadium achieves health and safety milestone Jul 07, 2020 0 5868 Somalia thanks Qatar for funding ministry building reconstruction The building of Somalia’s Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic in Mogadishu, which was reconstructed with funding from the Qatar Fund for Development, was opened on Monday. In his speech, Somalia’s Deputy .. Daman programme to support local farmers to start in October Satyendra Pathak Doha The guarantee (Daman) programme to support local farmers will start in October this year and continue till the end of June next year, a senior official of the Ministry of Municipality and .. Amir, DRC president review ties His Highness The Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday held a telephone conversation with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshisekedi. They discussed bilateral relations and .. Stepping up efforts to set up UN counter-terrorism office in Qatar: Shura Council QNA Doha The Shura Council and United Nations have intensified efforts to establish the UN office on parliamentary engagement for preventing and countering terrorism in Qatar. This came as the Shura Council held the .. ‘Qatar takes slew of measures to address impact of COVID-19’ Qatar has put in place several measures to address the COVID-19’s social and economic impacts, especially on expatriate workers. Deputy Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations HE Abdullah Hamad Al ..