The Supreme Committee for Crisis Management has decided to extend the closure of a portion of the Industrial Area and suspension of inbound flights to Doha, except for cargo and transit, as part of the precautionary measures to control the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in Qatar.

This was announced at a press conference on 1 April by HE the official Spokesperson for the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management Lolwah bint Rashid bin Mohamed al-Khater.

HE al-Khater mentioned that, in order to preserve the security and safety of the residents of the closed portion of the Industrial Area and the security and safety of the society, it was decided to extend the closure, while ensuring the continued flow of food and medical supplies along with continued medical examinations and the provision of free medical services to all who are diagnosed and found infected and referring them to health facilities.

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Qatari citizens living abroad, in addition to Qatari children, Qatari spouses, Qatari women and those with permanent residence permits, can return to Qatar at any time, subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. They will have to notify the embassies of Qatar in the respective countries at least 72 hours before travel in order to make the necessary arrangements regarding airport and quarantine procedures.

She pointed out that there are three mobile testing units in addition to six dedicated ambulances carrying out the necessary checks for the residents of the area, with the allocation of three clinics within the area to deal with other medical conditions.