A mandatory order of wearing masks to whenever citizen are outside has been announced by Qatar’s interior ministry on Thursday. The order is to take effect on Sunday and those who do not comply will be fined up to 200,000 riyals ($53,000).
Violators could also be jailed up to three years, or either of those punishments, according to a statement on the ministry’s Twitter account.
The statement added that the only exception will be if the person is alone driving in a vehicle.
Qatar reported 1,733 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours for a total of 28,272 cases and a total of 14 deaths.