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Three new coronavirus cases confirmed in Qatar, taking total to 11

Doha: Ministry of Public Health on Friday announced three new positive cases of coronavirus – COVID-19 in Qatar, bringing the total number of cases in the country to eleven.

The infected are two Qatari citizens and a family member of another nationality who recently returned from Iran.

“The infected had been subjected to immediate quarantine on their arrival in Qatar and have not had contact with community members since their arrival. The risk of the outbreak in the wider community of Qatar is still very low," MOPH said.

The infected patients are now in complete isolation at Communicable Disease Center and are in stable conditions.

The ministry will continue to monitor those in quarantine for any symptoms and will continue to take all the necessary measures to limit the spread.

The ministry reaffirmed all incoming travellers are subjected to initial checkup by thermal cameras at all arrival points to the country, and a medical clinic has been set up at the airport to deal with any cases.

The ministry has also set up a dedicated, round-the-clock call center to answer all questions and inquiries related to COVID-19. The hotline number 16000 is toll-free.

Source: The Peninsula Online


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