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Minister reminds importance of following precautionary measures to fight Covid-19

Aug 11, 2020

The Minister of Public Health, H E Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, has reminded people the importance of following recommended measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

She has emphasized that adhering safety measures are very important now more than ever since the risk of the spread of COVID – 19 is still high, in a social media message posted by the Ministry of Public Health.  

“Looking to our future, I would like to emphasize the importance of continuous corporation between everyone and always be careful as following the precautionary measures such as wearing masks and keep a safe distance between individuals are very important now more than ever since the risk of the spread of COVID – 19 is still high,” said the message. 

To mention, the Ministry also continues to remind the public that as the restrictions of COVID-19 are gradually being lifted in Qatar, it is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following precautionary measures. 

In continuous social media messages and campaigns the Ministry has said that it is the right of everyone to ensure that precautionary measures are implemented. It has urged the public to keep physical distancing, avoid?close contact with others,?crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people congregate, wear a face mask, wash  hands regularly.?

“Most importantly, it is vital that we continue to protect the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions. When spending time at home with elderly family members or those with chronic diseases, ensure you wash hands regularly, wear a mask and maintain social and physical distancing,” said the Ministry. 

Anyone suffering from COVID-19 symptoms are advised  either contact 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centers to undergo the necessary checks at Muaither, Rawdat Al Khail, Umm Slal, or Al Gharafa Health Centers.

This is important because as earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it, according to the Ministry.