The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced 11 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases in Qatar to 537. Out of the 11 new cases, 5 are Qatari citizens who have been in contact with previously infected patients. The Coronavirus Disease patients are now receiving medical care and are properly isolated to avoid further spreading.
As of today, there are around 12,258 citizens and residents in Qatar who have been tested for COVID-19. That’s around 0.05 percent of the entire population of the country. The MOPH continues to advocate preventive measures, requiring all individuals, organizations and agencies to practice home quarantine and proper hygiene. Going out should be limited to only the most important reasons for doing so, like buying food and medical supplies. To know more about which stores are available or ordered close, refer to the instructions from the Ministry of Commerce.
UPDATE: 11 New COVID-19 Cases in the Last Day, Total Now at 537
The number of recovered patients in Qatar has remained steady at 41 in the last 24 hours. The country currently has 496 active cases, which are cases that do not include deaths and recoveries. Fortunately, Qatar has recorded no deaths from the coronavirus disease. However, out of these active cases, 6 are in critical condition. The census shows that Qatar has 186 deaths per 1 million population.
The Ministry of Public Health has once again circulated an infographic which shows the COVID-19 updates in March 25, 2020. In a tweet, the infographic shows the number of people tested for the disease, the total number of positive cases, including recoveries, the number of new cases, and the actual number of recovered patients. In addition, the infographic highlights the hotline number 16000 for queries and concerns related to COVID-19. You can also visit the MOPH Website for more details.
— وزارة الصحة العامة (@MOPHQatar) March 25, 2020
The government is constantly looking for appropriate measures to mitigate the health crisis situation. One of the most recent measures is the shutting down of in-person money exchange and transfer service offices. Instead, people are required to do money transfer with exchange services that are online based. They can also use Ooredoo Money, a mobile-wallet service which allows you to use your phone to pay, deposit and withdraw money anywhere in Qatar or abroad. Mobile apps can also be used as an alternative to in-person money exchanges and transfers. The following is an official tweet from the Government Communications Office of Qatar regarding the matter:
The State of #Qatar today announced the temporary closure of all in-person money exchange and transfer service offices in the country effective 26 March. This decision is part of the precautionary measures to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). https://t.co/1i6CMk1F1U
— مكتب الاتصال الحكومي (@GCOQatar) March 25, 2020
Qatar has promised that it will heighten efforts to prevent the spreading of coronavirus, and so far it has delivered. The government has ensured that it will provide for the medical needs and the welfare of not just its residents, but especially the health workers who are at the front line of this medical warfare.