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Mask Order Violators In Qatar To Pay Fine Of 200,000 riyals ($53, 240.8)


According to information from the Qatar News Agency, the cabinet requires people to wear masks when leaving home and the only exception is to drive alone, not to use masks.

Pandemic Covid-19 is an infectious disease epidemic with corona virus causing severe acute respiratory syndrome 2, which is currently affecting the global scale. Many countries are actively trying to take strict measures to prevent the spread to the community. 

In Qatar, the number of corona virus infections in the country on May 14 increased by 1,733, a record increase for the day. Facing this alarming situation, Qatar has mandated that all residents leave home wearing a mask.

According to information from the Qatar News Agency, the cabinet requires people to wear masks when leaving home and the only exception is to drive alone, not to use masks. Those who violate will be imprisoned or fined up to 200,000 riyals ($53, 240.8).

The above regulation will take effect on May 17 until further notice. Penalty for violators up to 3 years in prison and a fine of 200, 000 riyals ($53, 240.8).

Currently, bars, restaurants, cinemas and mosques in Qatar have been forced to close to prevent the virus from spreading. However, construction projects, including a stadium for the 2022 World Cup, are still underway.

According to Arab News, Qatar has a population of 2.75 million and a high number of corona virus infections. More than 28,000 people were positive for the virus, but the number of deaths was low, only 14 people. 

By dawn on May 15, the number of covid-19 deaths worldwide has exceeded 300,000. The United States is still the country with the most deaths in the world, with more than 86,000, accounting for more than a quarter of global deaths.

Although originating from China, the Covid-19 epidemic has mainly caused the greatest loss of life in Western countries. Europe is still the region with the highest number of deaths but is trying to reopen the economy after long-term social exclusion orders.

Despite hitting a sad milestone, according to worldometers.info, there is another positive sign that the number of people who have been cured has continuously increased.

As of May 15, 1,697,595 people were discharged from hospitals around the world. The number of people still positive was 2,510,858, of which 98% were mild cases.

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