Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced strict visitor policies for all hospitals as part of its measures to protect patients, visitors, and healthcare staff from COVID-19, effective immediately.

No visitors will be allowed into any of the three main COVID-19 facilities, namely the Communicable Disease Center, the Field Hospital under Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, and the Cuban Hospital.

In non-COVID-19 facilities, visitors are permitted only between 3 pm and 8 pm daily.

Visitors are required to display a green Ehteraz status, wear a mask, and undergo a temperature check before entry.

Only one visitor at a time is allowed in non-COVID-19 hospitals for a maximum of 15 minutes with a maximum of three visitors during public visiting hours. Escort is not allowed. Children below 15 years are also not allowed inside.

Food, flowers, drinks, and chocolates are not allowed to be brought into the facilities.

HMC asks the for the cooperation of the public in implementing these measures.

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