Qatar to achieve herd immunity in a month

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Qatar to achieve herd immunity in a month

Over half of the population have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Qatar as the mass vaccination drive continues to expand. 

Qatar is set to be among the first countries to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 in a months time, Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Public Health announced.

“We will be among the first countries to get the herd immunity in one month from now assuring that we can open in the coming months very soon for tourism. We will prefer vaccinated people in the first stage and then we can evaluate every case. The system is more sustainable for that,” said Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Public Health. 

He was speaking during a virtual conference titled ‘Qatar Economic Development and Opportunities’, hosted by Doha Bank.

 

Qatar has seen a huge dip in Covid-19 numbers since the implementation of new restrictions in late April. In the last few days, the country has been reporting less than 200 daily cases— an 87 percent decrease since the peak of the second wave in April.

“The numbers are assuring us we can move to the phase 2. The decision will be taken very soon by the government for the phase 2 and this will help people to grow in the economy and can go forward in their normal practice,” said Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani. 

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