After yesterday’s conference by the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, it is evident that Qatar has been doing a commendable effort to curb COVID-19. The rates of fatal cases are only 1 percent and mortality rates are one of the lowest in the world. Qatar’s preemptive measures have been appreciated across the world. While all of this goes on, here are more positive news from around the country to keep your spirits up :

1. In a much helpful update, The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) announced that work will continue in yards selling local agricultural products in Al Mazroua, Al Khor, Al Dhakhira, Al Wakrah, Al Shamal and Al Shehaniya every day during the holy month of Ramadan. Along with this, the Ministry also announced that work will continue for selling fish in the sub-ports markets in Al Wakrah, Al Ruwais, Al Khor and Al Dhakhira for contractors and individuals daily during the holy month. The timings have been decided as 7:30 pm to midnight. The ministry further said that all precautions were taken in light of the precautionary measures against the spread of coronavirus. This includes of sterilization, spraying, general hygiene and use of masks by farm owners and workers.

2. At this time, sky can provide solace to many. Residents can see the Lyrid meteor shower Tuesday night, as the spectacle will illuminate the northern hemisphere skies from this evening until dawn Wednesday as per Qatar Calendar House (QCH). Astronomy expert from QCH, Dr Beshir Marzouk said the Lyrid meteor shower is usually active every year between April 16 and 25, with its peak occurring around April 22. He added that viewing of this meteor shower does not require any specific astronomical instrument. People can enjoy it with naked eyes without any lights and environmental pollution.

3. In lieu of safety of all citizens and curb COVID-19 infections, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a circular restricting the working of restaurants and cafes (coffee shops) to delivering orders only following the specific procedures, within the framework of preventive measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) and as a completion of the previously issued decisions and procedures. The Ministry’s circular excluded licensed stalls such as restaurants and cafes located in tourist areas, sports clubs, the city of Lusail, the Pearl and others, which will remain closed until further notice. The circular stressed that all owners of restaurants and cafes (coffee shops), which are allowed to operate, to take all precautions and preventive measures such as not accepting receipts of orders from customers, keeping the doors of restaurants and cafes closed and not allowing customers inside or outside the outlets. 

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Source : www.today.com

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