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Qatar places restrictions on businesses and transportation until May 30

Qatar announces temporary closure of all shops and commercial activities from May 19 to May 30 with the exception of food and catering shops, pharmacies and restaurants with deliveries, in a bid to control the coronavirus outbreak.

Qatar Ministry of Trade and Industry will determine the other necessary activities exempted from this decision.

Qatar government also said that citizens and residents are obligated to install the EHTERAZ app.

In addition citizens and residents are obligated to not have more than two persons in a vehicle, and a maximum of three persons are permitted for transportation in taxis and limousines, when driven by the family driver while ambulance and a vehicle belonging to the Ministry of Public Health, security and military authorities were excluded.

The number of people transported by buses is to be reduced to half the capacity, taking into account precautionary measures.

Sport activities is to be limited to areas close to the residential area, avoiding gatherings and wearing masks.

Qatari government also placed strict penalties in the event of non-compliance resulting in imprisonment of three years and a fine of QR 200,000.

Saudi Arabia also enforced a countrywide 24-hour curfew during the five-day Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

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