It’s Wednesday 9th September, this is the news in 60 seconds

In today’s newspapers.

Gyms to operate at only 30% capacity, down from the previous 50%  

In addition, gym clients and staff are now required to wear face masks at all times while inside the gym. Employees and clients are required to maintain a social distance of not less than three metres. And group exercises are no longer allowed. Gyms must also close change rooms and toilets.

Qatar’s projects to use local goods worth 25.6 billion riyals over the next five years. Reliance on local materials have increased from 38% in 2016 to 70% in 2020, Ashghal has said

One more held for violating home quarantine pledge. Normally that figure is around 7 or 8 per day. So perhaps the naming and shaming on the front pages of newspapers is starting to act as a deterrent. And people that are lucky enough to be able to quarantine at home, do so properly.

Qatar museums and Qatar Development Bank, have signed a deal to establish an incubation centre at M7.

M7 is the new design, innovation and entrepreneurship hub located in Mushireb Downtown Doha.

Active cases of COVID-19 are now 2,877

Of those being tested,  5 in 100 people are testing positive.

Now then if you fancy a good read, why not pop over to our bestest buddies ‘Hello Qatar’. If you’re a resident or simply visiting, They have loads and loads of great stories and articles to enhance your stay here in Qatar.

That’s all for today. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see ya tomorrow.

Qatar News in 60 Seconds – Wednesday 9th September

#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Wednesday 9th September 2020 S1E150

In today’s newspapers

Read by Brian Candy @iCandy_pw

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Sources @MOPHQatar @PeninsulaQatar @GulfTimes_Qatar @Qatar_Tribune

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