MoI books 138 for not wearing mask in public

Doha, Qatar: Ministry of Interior (MoI) has referred 138 people to the Public Prosecution on December 27 for not wearing masks, which is mandatory as part of Covid-19 precautionary measures.

There were no reported violations for maximum number of people in a vehicle.

Till now 3,983 people have been referred to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks and 252 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 138 people to the Public Prosecution, as they did not comply with wearing masks in places where it is mandatory," Ministry said in a statement.

"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 public to follow precautionary measures like wearing mask, following social distancing and restricting number of people in vehicles to fight the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading.

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