Doha / Information Office / March 25
HE Lolwah bint Rashid bin Mohammed Al Khater, Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, held a remote meeting with the European Union ambassadors accredited to Qatar to brief them on the efforts of the State of Qatar to curb the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The meeting reviewed the preventive measures applied to ensure the health and safety of all citizens and residents.
It also reviewed Qatar's efforts at the international level, which included sending medical shipments to the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and coordinating with a number of embassies of friendly countries to evacuate their citizens from the regions where the epidemic spreads.
Regarding the precautionary measures taken by the State of Qatar in the closed part of the Industrial Area, the Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management said that three test posts and six ambulances are available in the Area to ensure the safety of all and transfer the suspected cases to quarantine for necessary care, in addition to allowing 1,000 vehicles on daily basis to transport food and basic supplies in coordination with the concerned authorities.
The ambassadors praised the procedures taken by the State of Qatar and appreciated the efforts of the relevant authorities in the country that oversee the implementation of these measures.
HE Ambassador of the French Republic Franck Gellet and HE Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark (non-resident) Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin reiterated their thanks to the State of Qatar for the evacuation of their countries' citizens and facilitating their safe return to their homeland.