The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) in Qatar has announced all beaches and parks in Qatar will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Additionally, the camping season will come to an end starting today March 22. This step has been undertaken to preserve the safety of citizens and residents and all camps will be removed by March 25.
The government has also decided to stop all forms of social gatherings including weddings and funerals, with no exceptions. Gatherings in public places is also prohibited, including but not limited to areas such as the Corniche, public parks and beaches.
Special police forces will be deployed to enforce the changes and checkpoints will be set up across the country.
Crowded vehicles are prohibited and if there is more than one person in any vehicle, the vehicle will be stopped and checked. This does not include transportation by cars, buses or trucks as long as it is for necessary purposes.
Retail outlets such as hypermarkets and supermarkets will remain open and restaurants will be allowed food deliveries.
A hotline has been set up to report anyone who doesn’t comply. The number to call is 4457 9999.