Doha: Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials have intensified their efforts to take action against individuals violating Covid-19 precautionary measures in the country.
The officials recorded 379 individuals and referred them to the Public Prosecution for violations of Covid-19 precautionary measures.
365 were booked for not wearing masks in public while 14 were found violating the limit allowed in a vehicle, which is specified as four persons, including the driver, except for members of the same family. All the violators were referred to the Public Prosecution for further action
Till now 10,649 people have been referred to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks and 314 people for not following the limit of people inside a vehicle, which is specified as 4 including the driver, except for the members of the same family.
"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 365 people to the Public Prosecution, as they did not comply with wearing masks in places where it is mandatory," Ministry said in a statement. It further stated that 14 people were found violating the maximum limit allowed in a vehicle which is set at four persons, including the driver, with the exemption of families.
"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
MoI and health authorities have been continuously warning the public to follow precautionary measures like wearing masks, following social distancing, and restricting the number of people in vehicles to fight the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading.