Doha: Ministry of Interior (MoI) takes action against 140 individuals for not wearing masks in public.
The official referred these individuals to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks, which is mandatory as part of Covid-19 precautionary measures.
Till now 6,381 people have been referred to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks and 277 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 140 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 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