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Qatar: Doha quiet as COVID restrictions eased despite cases reaching 100k02:24

Qatar: Doha quiet as COVID restrictions eased despite cases reaching 100k

Qatar, Doha
July 8, 2020 at 05:08 GMT -00:00 · Published

Few people were seen on the streets of Doha on Tuesday despite the recent lifting of some restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak, as the Arab country exceeded 100,000 coronavirus cases.

Small groups of individuals were seen sitting on park benches and next to the harbour, while most appeared to be obeying the mandatory mask requirement.

Qatar entered phase two of its four step reopening plan on Wednesday, July 1, when parks, beaches, as well as restaurants and cafes were allowed to reopen, albeit with temperature checks and contact tracing requirements.

According to the latest government figures, Qatar has had over 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 134 deaths, giving the small state, which has only around 2.8 million inhabitants, one of the highest number of confirmed cases per capita in the world.

Qatar: Doha quiet as COVID restrictions eased despite cases reaching 100k02:24
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Few people were seen on the streets of Doha on Tuesday despite the recent lifting of some restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak, as the Arab country exceeded 100,000 coronavirus cases.

Small groups of individuals were seen sitting on park benches and next to the harbour, while most appeared to be obeying the mandatory mask requirement.

Qatar entered phase two of its four step reopening plan on Wednesday, July 1, when parks, beaches, as well as restaurants and cafes were allowed to reopen, albeit with temperature checks and contact tracing requirements.

According to the latest government figures, Qatar has had over 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 134 deaths, giving the small state, which has only around 2.8 million inhabitants, one of the highest number of confirmed cases per capita in the world.

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