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Compulsory Implementation of Wearing Masks Starts Today

  • Audience : Individuals
  • Source : Al Sharq Newspaper
  • Topic : Religion and Community, Health
  • Date : May 17, 2020

The Cabinet decision of compelling all citizens and residents to wear masks upon leaving house for any reason, except in the case when a person is alone while driving a vehicle, and the Ministry of Interior takes the necessary measures in this regard, shall enter into force starting today.

According to the decision, the penalties stipulated in Decree Law No. (17) of 1990 regarding the prevention of infectious diseases shall be applied to  violator by imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years and a fine not exceeding QR (200,000) two hundred thousand , or one of these two penalties.

Citizens considered the Cabinet’s decision to be in the interest of all members of society, especially after witnessing high number of infected people and people with whom they have come into contact.