Qatar has announced halting services at government offices in the evening, starting from Sunday until further notice
Qatar , Qatar
14 April 2021, 12:00 AM
30 April 2021, 12:00 AM
Qatar has curtailed services at government offices in the evening as part of the country’s new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Last week, the Qatari government imposed a set of coronavirus-related curbs including reducing government employees’ attendance at the workplaces by 50 per cent, except those working in the military, security and health sectors.
Qatar on Tuesday recorded 981 new COVID-19 cases — 731 from within the community and 250 among travellers returning from abroad. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 593 recoveries.
With this, the active cases in Qatar reached 20,852 while the total recoveries jumped to 170,787.
In the last 24 hours, the virus claimed the lives of five people, aged 38, 51, 69, 75 and 95, raising the total number of deaths so far to 338.
The Ministry of Development and Labour said its decision to curtail services to the public at government complexes runs in line with the latest restrictions.