- MoPH starts applying world standards for testing imported food
- Traffic Department warns against over speeding before iftar
- Many airlines will go under, warns Al Baker
- Active cases of COVID-19 up by 164 to 22,392
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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Tuesday 20th April 2021 S02E10
It’s Tuesday 20th April
In today’s newspapers
Ministry of Public Health starts applying world standards for testing imported food
The MoPH have begun implementing the requirements of the international quality system ISO 17020 in the field of inspection of imported foods. By training inspectors working in the various state outlets to apply the new standards.
The training carried out by the technical team at the food safety department includes, all areas of inspection including document checking, visual inspection, and sampling according to standard work methods consistent with international best practises.
Traffic Department warns against over speeding before iftar
The General Directorate of Traffic has warned drivers against over speeding, especially before Iftar. The Directorate also stressed that road users have to adhere to the speed limit to preserve the safety of others. Drifting, reckless driving, and speeding before Iftar are among the common wrong traffic behaviours during Ramadan.
Many airlines will go under, warns Al Baker
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker has warned that many airlines will go down by the time the COVID-19 pandemic is over. In an interview with CNN Al Baker said “by the time this pandemic is over, there will only be a few airlines that are strong and will continue operating. A lot of other airlines will go under. And this will continue to happen because we have not seen the worst of it over yet.”
Qatar’s weather today
Doha will see temperatures between 24 and 37 degrees. Elsewhere in the country it will be between 16 and 36 degrees.
Now today’s COVID update.
In the last 24-hour period, there have been 896 new cases of COVID-19 and 728 recoveries. Unfortunately, there were also 4 Covid related deaths. Which means there’s been an increase of 164 cases giving us a new current total of 22,392 active cases.
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