No change in quarantine exemption period at present: Dr Al Maslamani Mar 09, 2021 0 6004 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaHamad General Hospital Medical Director Dr Yousef Al Maslamani has said that there is no change in quarantine exemption period for people after receiving the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine until more scientific data is available.At present, the quarantine exemption is valid for a period of three months, starting 14 days after the second dose of the vaccine.“The available data shows that it is possible to exempt from quarantine for a period of three months. If additional information reveals that the effectiveness of the vaccine can extend up to six months or a year, then this would be a good thing. Then the period of exemption from quarantine may extend up to six months or more,” Dr Al Maslamani told Qatar TV on Monday.He said, “For us as recipients, the vaccine has actually been in existence for only three months. But if the manufacturers say the vaccine has proven the same efficacy after six months or a year, this will be a good thing, and the exemption period from the quarantine may extend to six months or more.”Dr Al Maslamani said, “The scientific committee in the Ministry of Public Health reviews these matters and the reports of hospitals around the world and even the reports issued by the different countries that have vaccinated large numbers of their population.”“Certainly the strategic committee will not hesitate to take the appropriate decision if the data are available confirming that this procedure will be appropriate,” he said.He said people become 95 percent immune to COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the vaccine’s second dose.“People refusing the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Qatar are very rare,” he added. RELATED ARTICLES Amir receives message from Saudi king Mar 09, 2021 0 1935 Qatar 2022: SC boasts of 4.5 mn fans on its social media platforms Mar 09, 2021 0 1031 EAA offers scholarships to 59 students Mar 09, 2021 0 682 Take COVID-19 jab, get 10% discount: Widam Widam Food Company has urged community members to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 by offering discounts for those who received the vaccine. The company said, “Get a 10 percent special discount from all company .. Our belief in Islamic culture and heritage is deep-rooted: PM TNN & QNA Doha Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani has said Qatar’s belief in Islamic culture and heritage is deep-rooted and Qatar has adopted, sponsored and .. Contracts to clearly mention tasks, work hours of domestic workers Domestic workers coming to Qatar will soon have their work hours, tasks, leave and overtime entitlements clearly defined in their labour contracts, an official at the ILO Project Office in Qatar has said. A new version of ..