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It’s Thursday 16th of April, this is the news in 60 seconds

The Peninsula lead with a story that the cabinet have extended by two weeks, the preventative measures introduced to help combat COVID-19. These include

Limiting the number of employees that can be in an office at the same time

Restricting the working day to six hours from 7am to 1pm, saying that all meetings should be distance meetings utilizing modern technology.

And the number of staff transferred by bus should be half the vehicles capacity.

In The Qatar Tribune there’s an article – where two COVID-19 survivors share their stories. One of them a bank worker from the Philippines, Juan Micau. Explained that he may have caught the virus while on vacation, as he began experiencing symptoms on his return to Qatar. He was admitted to hospital here where he spent 2 weeks before making a full recovery.

Hamad Medical Corporation tweet on COVID that there has been 283 new positive cases, 33, recovered, with no new deaths reported.

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It’s Wednesday the 15th of April, this is the news in 60 seconds

The Gulf Times, Qatar Tribune and Peninsula all lead with stories, giving details of COVID-19 treatments here in Qatar. Among which is a technique where they extract the plasma from recovered patients and introduce it into patients undergoing treatment to help them fight the virus.

The Tribune say ‘Quarantined workers to get salaries’

The Peninsula have a story on the F-15 fighter jets due for delivery to Qatar next year undergoing their first flight tests.

And the Gulf Times say smokers have reduced immunity against Coronavirus.

On Twitter the Qatar News Agency tweet that the Qatar Financial Center is supporting 900 plus firms coping with the COVID crisis

And Hamad Medical Corporation tweet on COVID that in the previous 24 hours there have been 197 new positive cases, 39 recovered cases and no new deaths.

And finally BeIN launch a service where you can watch movies before they even get shown in the cinema for just 10 dollars each.

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It’s Tuesday the 14th of April, this is the news in 60 seconds

Todays Qatar Tribune have a front-page item reporting that a Supreme Committee for Crisis Management Spokesperson, has said it’s difficult to predict a timeline for the return to normality.

The Peninsula warn that more thundery rain is expected today.

I Love Qatar . Net have posted that Lulu have closed their D-Ring Hypermarket for deep cleaning until further notice.

Hamad Medical Corporation tweet on COVID that in the previous 24 hours there had been 252 new positive cases, 59 recovered cases and no new deaths.

And finally, Hamad Medical Corporation have tweeted advice on the use of masks. Stating that The Ministry of Public health does not advise healthy people to routinely wear a mask to reduce their risk of COVID-19. However, it is advised to wear a mask under certain conditions.

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It’s Monday the 13th of April, this is the news in 60 seconds

The Gulf Times lead with ‘Home delivery of medicines extended to all HMC patients’.

They also say that in a video circulated by the Ministry of Interior, an employer in agreement with a worker, may grant an annual or unpaid vacation to cover the period in which the later is unable to work.

Qatar Tribune headline – Ministry of Commerce and Industry set price limits for vegetables and fish.

That remote court trials are proceeding well.

And that the weather is expected to be cooler with rain likely.

The Peninsula say that Kahramaa are to install 60,000 smart meters by the year end.

And on twitter the Ministry of Interior have tweeted that 4 Qatari’s have been arrested following a video on social media showed them violating the directive on gatherings in public places.

And finally, Hamad Medical Corporation have tweeted that in the previous 24 hours there has been 251 new positive cases of COVID-19, 28 newly recovered and 1 additional death.

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It’s Sunday the 12th of April in Qatar. Here’s the QQ news brief.

The website I Love Qatar . Net carry a tweet from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry stating that they had closed Jarir Bookstore in Al Rayyan for 15 days, due to violations.

The Gulf Times lead on their front page with ‘Qatar Charity distributing thousands of meals every day to workers.

And they also have a story headed ‘Souq Waqif shops get ready to meet Ramadan demand’.

The Qatar Tribune lead with ‘Italy thanks Qatar for aid to fight virus’

And finally Hamad Medical Corporation tweet that in the previous 24 hours there had been 216 new positive cases of COVID 19, 20 newly recovered cases and no new deaths recoded.