Closed Industrial Area Streets to Be Partially Opened from Wednesday

The Peninsula -- Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, HE Lolwah bint Rashid bin Mohammed al-Khater, has said that the gradual opening of the closed part of Industrial Area will begin from Wednesday, April 22, starting from Street No.1 and 2 and Al Wakalat Street.

The work will continue to open the remaining part of the area as per the medical information in the interests of the people, HE Lolwah bint Rashid bin Mohammed al-Khater said during a briefing televised on Qatar TV.

Around 6,500 workers were shifted in preparation to partially open the closed part. They were shifted to precautionary quarantine facilities to screen for early detection despite no symptoms of the infection for their and others’ safety in the area.

Ninety percent of Coronavirus infections in Qatar are light and only 1% are serious cases, the spokesperson said.

HE Lolwa al-Khater also mentioned that Qatar has the lowest death rate in the Arab world and one of the lowest in the world compared to the number of infected.

The first hike in COVID-19 cases occurred in March and was linked to the return of Qataris from abroad. Then witnessed relative stability was witnessed prior to another rise related to the discovery of a group of cases from the Industrial area and this led to closure of the area.

Family visits were among the most important reasons for the spread of the Coronavirus among Qataris, in particular.

She urged everyone to stay safe and stay home.

"It is necessary to continue applying preventive measures, the most important of which is not leaving the house except for necessities, wearing masks, washing and sanitizing hands and practicingadequate social distance, especially as we are entering the blessed month of Ramadan. We call upon all and urge to avoid family gatherings during the holy month of Ramadan," the spokesperson concluded.

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