Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean at World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari has said that Qatar has taken swift measures to curb the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Qatar took adequate measures to curb the spread of coronavirus and provided proper treatments and health services to the infected people,” said Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari while talking to Al Rayan TV remotely.
He said that measures included conducting thermal screening at the airport, providing appropriate treatments to the infected people, tracing the contacts of positive cases of coronavirus in the community and quarantining and isolating them under medical care.
“A slew of preventive and precautionary measures were taken by Qatar on the level of healthcare and community as well, like maintaining social distancing, closure of schools, mosques and those related to ensuring health safety at commercial outlets,” said Al Mandhari.
He said that at the same time, Qatar provided all necessities to the people to stay at homes following the State’s preventive and precautionary measures.
“WHO recommended to the countries all over the world to follow one system to curb the coronavirus which required involvement of all sectors not only health sector, as the role of the community members of all age groups is important in this regard,” said Al Mandhari.
He said that the integrated measures helped greatly in curbing the spike in the spread of the epidemic. “The recommendations of WHO are still in place which include maintaining social and physical distancing, not going out of home except in extreme condition of need,” said Al Mandhari.