* QP commences construction of world’s largest LNG project
* Outpatient consultations via telephone from tomorrow
* Quality healthcare enabling Qatar to stage safe sport events
* Active cases of COVID-19 up by 257 to 6,938
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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Tuesday 9th 2021 S1E275
It’s Tuesday 9th February
In today’s newspapers
Qatar Petroleum commences construction of the world’s largest LNG project
Qatar petroleum the world’s largest exporter of LNG, yesterday signed a contract for developing its 28.75 billion US dollar Northfield East project.
This will raise Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 million metric tonnes per annum to 110 metric tonnes per annum.
Outpatient consultations via telephone from tomorrow says Hamad Medical Corporation
Patients are asked not to come into hospital for appointments. The physician will telephone patients on the day of their appointment instead. The doctor will then arrange face-to-face appointments if needed, and patients will be informed of this by the clinic.
Quality healthcare enabling Qatar to stage safe sport events
Qatar has been able to successfully stage various sports events including the ongoing FIFA Club World Cup in a safe environment amid the pandemic. Thanks to the country’s strong healthcare system.
The medical bubble system in sporting events has succeeded greatly, whether in judo world Masters, the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival or other sport and non-sport events.
On to today’s weather. There’s a Met Department warning that there’s low horizontal visibility expected in places.
Doha will see temperatures between 17 and 25 degrees. Today’s lowest temperature will be in Messaid which will see temperatures as low as 14 degrees.
Now today’s COVID update.
In the last 24-hour period, active cases of COVID-19 have increased by 303, to 7,241.
13,306 COVID-19 tests were performed, and just 3.21% of those tested positive.
Of those testing positive 40 were travellers who are now in quarantine.
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