Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a new strain of Coronavirus initially identified in Wuhan, China, which is now affecting communities across the globe. The State of Qatar has been taking all necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in order to ensure the safety of all its residents. These precautionary measures may change based on the latest guidance by the national health authorities and international organisations regarding the spread of COVID-19.
The Ministry of Public Health urges all citizens and residents to apply preventive measures to protect against infection as recommended by the Ministry on its website and social media accounts.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on all citizens, children of Qatari women and spouses of Qatari citizens to register their details through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs application or on its website so they may be contacted in case of emergencies.
A dedicated, round-the-clock call centre has been set up to answer all questions and enquiries related to COVID-19. The hotline number is 16000 and is toll-free.
The COVID-19 section of the GCO website is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and answers to the public’s frequently asked questions.
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