90 more people booked for not wearing masks in Qatar

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90 more people booked for not wearing masks in Qatar

The Ministry of Interior referred 90 more people to the Public Prosecution on Friday for not wearing masks where they are mandatory, bringing the total number of 'unmasked' violators caught since the crackdown began to 1,297.

Five individuals were reported for maximum number of people in a vehicle, which is specified as 4 including the driver, except for the members of the same family.

It is currently banned in Qatar to have more than four people, including the driver, travelling in a car, unless the occupants are of a family. 

MoI and health authorities have been continuously warning public to follow the precautionary measures like wearing mask, following social distancing and restricting number of people in vehicles to fight the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading.


"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 90 people to the Public Prosecution, as they did not comply with wearing masks in places where it is mandatory," Ministry said in a statement. 

Till now 1,297 people have been referred to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks and 63 people for not following the limit of people inside a vehicle.

As per a Cabinet decision, drawn from the Law No. 17 of 1990 regarding infectious diseases and preventive measures, people who do not wear masks outside their homes may face penalties of up to three years in prison and/or QR200,000 fine.