Doha: Ministry of Interior (MoI) has referred 144 more people to the Public Prosecution on November 17 for not wearing masks, which is mandatory as part of Covid-19 precautionary measures.
There were no violations reported for maximum number of people in a vehicle.
MoI and health authorities have been continuously warning public to follow the precautionary measures like wearing mask, following social distancing and restricting number of people in vehicles to fight the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading.
"In the implementation of the cabinet decision and Law No. 17 of 1990 regarding infectious diseases, and the preventive and precautionary measures in place to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. The competent authorities referred 130 people to the Public Prosecution, as they did not comply with wearing masks in places where it is mandatory," Ministry said in a statement.
Till now 818 people have been referred to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks and 38 people for not following the limit of people inside a vehicle.
"The competent authorities call on the public to adhere to the precautionary and preventive decisions in force to protect them and others from the spread of the Coronavirus in society," the statement added.