Qatar sets conditions to reopen eateries in tourist areas 

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The overall corona infections on Tuesday stand at 96,088. There were 1,394 recoveries during the past 24 hours increasing the total recoveries to 81,564. — Courtesy photo

DOHA — As Qatar reported 982 corona cases on Tuesday, authorities allowed reopening of restaurants and museums in tourist areas from Wednesday, July 1, according to the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) on Twitter.

"Restaurants will be allowed to resume operations starting tomorrow in following tourist areas: Souq Waqif, Al-Wakra Old Souq, the Pearl, Katara Cultural Village,restaurants and kiosks in sports clubs and tourist area, Qatar museums, Al-Hazim and Msheireb Downtown Doha.#QNA," tweeted QNA on Tuesday.

The health ministry said the overall corona infections on Tuesday stand at 96,088. There were 1,394 recoveries during the past 24 hours increasing the total recoveries to 81,564.

No new deaths were reported.

As many as 4,173 new COVID-19 tests have been carried out in the country, the ministry said, taking the total to 356,832.

Facilities will be required to follow COVID-19 health rules, said the QNA.

The rules limit restaurant capacity to 50 percent, with parking spaces also reduced to 50 percent.

Social distancing of two meters is also required for all guests.

Dining at a restaurant requires pre-booking, and guests must have their Ehteraz app checked before entry.

Only guests with a green health rating on Ehteraz will be allowed in, reported QNA.

The guidelines include barring smoking at mall entrances and removing all containers designated for cigarette waste, and preventing the gathering of visitors and limousine or taxi drivers at the entrance to malls, the QNA said. — Agencies


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