It’s Sunday 28th of June, this is the news in 60 seconds

We’re getting requests for help regarding expatriate return dates across all our social media platforms.

So this morning we are going to start by covering this subject. Expatriates can begin returning to Qatar from the 1st of August. Not before unless you have government authorization to do so. It has been announced that anyone returning between the 1st of August and September 15th, must book and pay for a 2 week quarantine stay in a hotel designated for that purpose. I have calculated that from August 1st to September 15th is a 6 week and 4 day long period. So those returning late in this period may be in quarantine for 2 weeks and come out just in time to see hotel quarantine discontinued.

However at this time, there is no news on what is going to happen after September 15th. On the Discover Qatar website, there is an FAQ headed ‘What if I am planning to return to Qatar after the 15th of September?’. Their answer is ‘We recommend that you wait until closer to your planned date of arrival into Qatar, before confirming your return travel plans. In case any of the quarantine requirements have changed’.

You should be able to find a link to the Discover Qatar website in the description of today’s video. This is your most reliable source of information on this matter. We will update you the moment there is more news available on travel.

The Gulf Times have a front page article saying that ‘Social media news about the coming academic year is incorrect’. The Ministry of Education has tweeted that what is being circulated on social media platforms is incorrect. And it advises that people obtain their information from official sources only. However it doesn’t say what information is incorrect, or where you can find official information.

Hamad Medical Corporation are urging the pubic to follow water safety guidelines to avoid drowning accidents.

There is a lot of information in this article worth reading. But here are a couple of the most noticeable bits; 90% of all drownings involve children aged 10 and under. With 70% of these being under the age of four. Teach your children to swim, and if they can’t, never ever leave them unwatched near water. Keep your eyes on them at all times. Swimming pools located at home, and toddlers having unattended access near them, is a recipe for disaster.

21,200 Indians repatriated from Qatar so far. According the Indian embassy. And Indian organizations offer more free flights – Two back page Gulf Times articles.

So we begin todays news with people eagerly seeking information on returning to Qatar. And we end with 21,200 that were eager to leave.

Now, let’s take a quick look at the numbers for yesterday’s COVID update – Which shows 879 new positive cases. 1,153 recoveries and I’m very sad to say, 1 death.

Active cases are now 16,328 meaning a decrease of 275 in the previous 24hrs period.

That’s all for today, please take care, and I’ll see ya tomorrow.

The Qatar News in around 60 Seconds – Sunday 28th June 2020

Read by Brian Candy

https://www.discoverqatar.qa/welcome-home/

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