Coronavirus patients had no contact with community members, assures senior official

Doha: A senior official at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today confirmed that the patients diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease (COVID 2019) were not in contact with the community.

Sheikh Dr Mohammed bin Hamad bin Al Thani, Director of Public Health at MoPH, in a video message said that chances of COVID 2019 outbreak in Qatar are still very low.

“As of March 4, Qatar has 8 confirmed cases of COVID 2019, which are all coming from Iran in the same plane and quarantined. Everyone who came by this plane are tested and we found only 8 cases and others were tested negative,” he said.

“We assure that the infected have not had any contact with the community members since their arrival. The infected were admitted to the Communicable Disease Center and kept under complete isolation.

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“We continue to monitor others in quarantine for symptoms of COVID 2019 and will test them again before they complete the quarantine period to assure that no person infected with the disease come into the community,” he added.

Separately, the MoPH in a social media campaign has released complete information about how to protect from COVID 2019, and what measures the health authorities have taken to protect the population from the disease. 

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