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Fresh COVID-19 restrictions come into force today

Fresh COVID-19 restrictions come into force today

Tribune News Network
Doha
The Cabinet decision reducing metro capacities to 20 percent, halting all dine-in services at restaurants and cafes and closing barber shops to curb the spread of COVID-19 will come into force from Friday.
As per the decision, mosques will remain open for daily and Friday prayers, while the special Tarawih prayers performed during the holy month of Ramadan should only be conducted at homes. Children under 12 years are not allowed to enter. Toilets and ablution facilities will remain closed.
Social gatherings will not be allowed at homes or other closed spaces. Up to five vaccinated people will be permitted to meet in open spaces.
Cafes and restaurants will no longer be allowed to serve food indoors or in open-air spaces.
Doha Metro will operate at a maximum 20 percent capacity, while stopping operation on Fridays and Saturdays. Driving schools will continue to be closed.
In addition to keeping gyms, swimming pools, water parks and spas shut, the new guidelines have now ordered the closure of museums, cinemas, libraries and nurseries.
Public gatherings at parks and beaches will be banned. Individual sports activities such as running and cycling will be permitted.
Private and public work places will operate at no more than 50 percent capacity. The rest of the staff should work from home.
Traditional markets will operate at a maximum 30 percent capacity. Children under 16 years are not allowed to enter. These markets will remain closed on Fridays and Saturdays.
Wholesale markets will continue to operate at a maximum capacity of 30 percent. Children under 16 years are not allowed to enter.