Qatar reopened its restaurants, mosques, libraries, beaches and parks on Wednesday as part of the second phase of its de-escalation and as the number of coronavirus cases in the country declined.
The pandemic-led ad hoc committee has indicated that 50 percent of public and private sector employees can return to work under strict security conditions, although public meetings were limited to five people.
Qatar started the first of four phases of its planned de-escalation in June, allowing some stores to reopen and train people without a mask in the open.
In the third phase, scheduled for August 1, international flights to low-risk countries and the full reopening of shopping centers will resume. Gyms, swimming pools and hairdressers would be reopened with limited capacity.