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Qatar will punish up to three years in prison for anyone who does not wear the mask in public

May 17, 2020

This Sunday, the new regulations for the mandatory use of a mask in public places in Qatar came into force, which impose fines of up to three years in prison and / or 200,000 Qatari reais (around 50,800 euros) for those who do not comply .

“The government has approved the mandatory use of a face mask for all citizens and residents who leave their homes for any reason,” the QNA official news agency reported on May 14.

The standard was adopted in a council of ministers held by video conference chaired by Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Jalid bin Jalifa bin Abdulaziz al Zani. The only exception is a person who drives alone and drives a vehicle.

Qatar will punish up to three years in prison for anyone who does not wear the mask in public
Qatar will punish up to three years in prison for anyone who does not wear the mask in public

Qatar is one of the countries in the world with the highest infection rate. More than 30,000 people tested positive in the country, ie 1.1 percent of the 2.75 million inhabitants, although only 15 people died.