Qatar Cabinet: Masks not mandatory inside malls from Saturday.
03 April 2022, 12:00 AM
30 April 2022, 12:00 AM
Masks will no longer be required inside the malls from Saturday as Qatar's Cabinet has given its approval to further ease COVID-19 restrictions in the country.
The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, decided to ease more curbs from Saturday after reviewing an assessment of Qatar's COVID-19 situation by the Ministry of Public Health.
However, masks are a must when entering shops inside the malls, as well as in all other closed public settings. Besides, all workers working in open settings that require them to come in contact with customers are required to wear masks during their work hours.
As per the latest decisions, only three types of closed public settings - instead of the previous nine - will require unvaccinated and non-immune entrants to test negative on an antigen test. They are: physical training clubs, sports events and conferences, exhibitions and other such events.
Moreover, the Cabinet has retained the cap on the number of unvaccinated and non-immune people entering such places - at 20% of the capacity. Fully-vaccinated, recovered or certified immuno-compromised individuals have no such restrictions.