Swab test for passengers on sixth day after arrival | The Ministry of Public Health

Swab test for passengers on sixth day after arrival | The Ministry of Public Health

The Ministry of Public Health has clarified that passengers coming from low-risk countries will have to undergo a swab test on the sixth day after arriving in Doha. It said that Ehteraz status will be yellow till they complete their seven-day quarantine and get a negative result in the swab test.

“They (Passengers from low-risk countries) must perform a swab test on day six and their Ehteraz status will not turn green until day seven after the swab test has been performed and a negative result has been verified,” the Ministry said on its social media pages. “Please note that returning passengers cannot have the swab test earlier than day six,” the Ministry added.

The Ministry added that this process helps to reduce the risk of returning travellers bringing the virus back into Qatar and passing it on to other members of the community. In the latest list of low risk countries, the Ministry has included 41 countries.

As per the travel policy announced by the Government Communications Office, arrivals to Qatar from low-risk countries are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport, and to sign a formal pledge to adhere to quarantine at home for a week, noting that the traveller’s status on the Ehteraz application will be yellow, which means that they are required to quarantine.

If there are accredited COVID-19 testing centres in one of these low-risk countries, obtaining a COVID-19 free certificate from one of these centres exempts the traveller from taking the test at the airport on arrival in the country, provided that the date of obtaining the certificate does not exceed 48 hours before travelling.

These passengers are also required to undergo a seven day home quarantine upon arrival. If the result of a test done on the sixth day is positive, the traveller will be transferred to isolation, and if it is negative, the quarantine period ends at the end of that week and the traveller’s status on the Ehteraz application will change to green.

Source: thepeninsulaqatar

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Qatar Airways passengers from these countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result during Check-in process

Qatar Airways passengers from these countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result during Check-in process | Find Laboratories approved by Qatar Airways in India to do COVID-19 RT-PCR test

Qatar Airways passengers traveling via Bangladesh, Brazil, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Philippines and Srilanka will be required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result during Check-in process, the airline stated on its website.

Also, it has stated that once it resumes services to India, Nepal, Nigeria and Russia passengers from these countries are also required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result during Check-in process.

The airline added that, “Those that do not have a copy of their medical test certificate alongside a consent form will not be permitted to travel on Qatar Airways flights,”

  • Test from Qatar Airways approved laboratories must be issue within 72 hours before departure
  • Testing charges should be borne by the passengers
  • Test does not apply to Children below 12 years if their family members are accompanied and they have presented negative test result

Laboratories approved by Qatar Airways in India to do COVID-19 RT-PCR test:

India:

Ahmedabad (AMD)

  • Unipath Specialty Lab
  • Supratech Labs
  • Sterling Accuris

Amritsar (ATQ)

  • Gurunanakdev Hospital
  • Civil Hospital
  • Sri Guru Ram Dass University of Health and Science
  • Jalandhar Civil Hospital
  • Christian Medical College
  • Gurdaspur Civil Hospital
  • Barnala Civil Hospital
  • Rajindra Hospital Govt Medical College
  • Mata Kaushalya Hospital
  • Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital
  • District Hospital Hoshiarpur
  • District Hospital Barnala
  • District Hospital Kapurthala
  • District Hospital Muktsar Sahib
  • District Hospital Moga
  • District Hospital Rupnagar
  • District Hospital Sangrur
  • Civil Hospital Sbs Nagar
  • Civil Hospital Mansa
  • Civil Hospital Bathinda
  • Civil Hospital Pathankot

Bangalore (BLR)

  • Test can be done at all ICMR-approved labs

Chennai ((MAA)

  • Test can be done at all ICMR-approved labs

Cochin (COK)

  • Medivision Scan & Diagnostic Research Centre

Goa (GOI)

  • Goa Medical College

Hyderabad (HYD)

  • Vijaya Diagnostic

Kolkata (CCU)

  • Apollo Hospital
  • Medica Super Specialty Lab
  • Suraksha Labs
  • Dr. Lal Path Labs

Kozhikode (CCJ)

  • Aza Diagnostics Center

Nagpur (NAG)

  • Dhruv Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics
  • Su-Vishwas Diagnostic Lab

New Delhi (DEL)

  • Dr. Lal Path Labs

Mumbai (BOM)

  • Suburban Diagnostics
  • Metropolis
  • SRL
  • Nanavati Hospital

Trivandrum (TRV)

  • DDRC Test Lab

Source: qatarairways.com


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QatarIndians.com welcomes our new Ambassador of India to Qatar HE Dr. Deepak Mittal

QatarIndians.com welcomes our new Ambassador of India to Qatar HE Dr. Deepak Mittal

The Indian embassy in a recent tweet announced the arrival of HE Dr Deepak Mittal. QatarIndians.com team on behalf of all the Indians living in Qatar wish to extend a very warm welcome to our new Ambassador of India to Qatar HE Dr. Deepak Mittal.

HE Dr. Deepak Mittal has replaced HE P Kumaran, who has been in Qatar since 2016.

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SWADES Skill Card: Skill mapping of overseas returning citizens by Government of India

SWADES Skill Card: Skill mapping of overseas returning citizens by Government of India

Government of India is conducting skill mapping of overseas returning citizens through SWADES Skill Card. Info will be shared with Private Indian Companies and Foreign companies to reach out directly for future employment opportunities. If this interests you, please fill your details at http://nsdcindia.org/swades

Indians returning on Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) flights and seeking jobs in India may register for SWADES Skill Card. Please fill in the details on http://nsdcindia.org/swades and register for SWADES Skill Card.

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a Public Private Partnership mandated to involve the private sector in skilling 150 million Indians by 2022.

Register Now!

Source Credit: IndEmbDoha

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EHTERAZ App on Google Play (For Android Users) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.moi.covid19&hl=en
EHTERAZ App on Apple App Store (For iOS users) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ehteraz/id1507150431
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Indian ambassador to Qatar H.E. Mr. P. Kumaran has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Singapore

Indian ambassador to Qatar H.E. Mr. P. Kumaran has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Singapore

Embassy of India Doha on its official twitter handle today tweeted that, Indian Ambassador to Qatar Shri Periasamy Kumaran has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Singapore. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

Indian Ambassador HE P Kumaran, took charge in 2016 and has proved to a popular envoy among the Indians in Qatar.

QatarIndians.com team wishing him all the best for his new assignment and sure he will be missed by the Indian community in Qatar.

The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has appointed new ambassador to Qatar. In a statement published on their website Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that Dr. Deepak Mittal will be the new envoy to Qatar and he is expected to take charge in few weeks.

Source Credit: IndEmbDoha (Image Source: @IndianEmbassyQatar)


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Wearing face masks outside home made compulsory in Qatar | Violators will be fined up to QR 200,000

Wearing face masks outside home made compulsory in Qatar | Violators will be fined up to QR 200,000

Effective from 17th May 2020 (Sunday) Qatar has made it compulsory to wear face masks when you are outside home. Qatar has take many measures to fights against the spread of deadly coronavirus, COVID-19. As a part of that, Qatar has made it compulsory to wear masks when you leave outside the house for any reason.

Except in case when a person is driving alone, residents and citizens should wear masks while leaving the house / when they are out from home for any reason. This was announced during a regular cabinet meeting chaired by H.E. the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al -Thani held via video conferencing recently.

H.E. Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Issa bin Saad Al-Jafali Al-Nuaimi stated the below after the meeting,

1. Compulsory to wear masks while residents and citizens leave house

To compel all citizens and residents upon leaving house for any reason to wear masks, except in the case when a person is alone while driving a vehicle, and the Ministry of Interior takes the necessary measures in this regard.

2. Imprisonment up to 3 years and fine not exceeding two hundred thousand
In case of non-compliance with this decision, the penalties stipulated in Decree Law No. (17) of 1990 regarding the prevention of infectious diseases shall be applied to violator by imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years and a fine not exceeding QR (200,000) two hundred thousand , or one of these two penalties.

3. Effective date of this new rule is from 17th May 2020

This decision is effective from Sunday, 17/5/2020, until further notice.

During the cabinet meeting, the cabinet has also approved some other draft decrees which includes,

  1. A draft decree approving the guarantee agreement of the government of Qatar for Al Kharsaah solar power plant project.
  2. A draft decree approving the agreement to grant rights to Al Kharsaah solar power plant project.
  3. A draft decree approving the priority right agreement for Al Kharsaah solar power plant.
  • The Cabinet approved also a draft law amending some provisions of Law No. (12) of 2006 regarding the canceled Mesaieed municipality, and referring it to the Shura Council.
  • The Cabinet approved a draft decision to issue the executive regulations for the law regulating medical treatment abroad.
  • The Cabinet approved also a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the diplomatic institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the State of Qatar and the University of Houston-Clearlake in the United States.

16000 will also continue to provide a 24/7 call centre service for all enquiries in relation to the COVID-19. 

(Source: Qatar News Agency – QNA)

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Beware of fraudulent calls requesting money to put people on repatriation flights | Alert from Embassy of India, Doha

Beware of fraudulent calls requesting money to put people on repatriation flights | Alert from Embassy of India, Doha

The Indian Embassy in Qatar has issued an alert to all the Indian expats living in Qatar against calls from fraudsters requesting money to put people on repatriation flights to India.  Fraudsters are trying to take advantage of the repatriation process amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Please beware of such fraudulent calls and do not provide any kind of information or money.

We are in the digital age, but the telephone remains weapon of choice for scammers. Most of the cases, fraudulent callers pose as representatives of government agencies or famous telecom companies or travel companies. They give you always a very good news and a big news.

Unsolicited calls from people claiming to work for a government institution or a telecom or financial firms should be taken as warning signs. Usually, these companies and institutions will rarely call you unless they have first communicated by other means or you have contacted them.

Please beware of such fraudulent calls. Do not provide any details such as Passport Number, Bank Account Details and also other personal details.

We have received complaints about calls from persons requesting money to put people on repatriation flights. These are…

Posted by India in Qatar (Embassy of India, Doha) on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

 

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New Indian Ambassador to assume office in Qatar

New Indian Ambassador to assume office in Qatar

The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has appointed new ambassador to Qatar. In a statement published on their website Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that Dr. Deepak Mittal will be the new envoy to Qatar and he is expected to take charge in few weeks.

“Dr. Deepak Mittal will be the next Ambassador of India to the State of Qatar. He will be taking over in his new assignment in a few weeks. He is currently Joint Secretary (PAI) in the Ministry of External Affairs,” Indian Embassy in Qatar tweeted.

The current Ambassador HE P Kumaran in a post on facebook page Bharatiya Rajdoot has remarked, ‘I Am happy that the Ministry of External Affairs has announced that my dear friend and colleague Dr. Deepak Mittal will be succeeding me as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Qatar. I look forward to handing the baton over to him in a few weeks. I am sure he will take the bilateral relationship and the profile of the Indian community in Qatar to greater heights in the coming years.”

Indian Ambassador P Kumaran, took charge in 2016 and has proved to a popular envoy among the Indians in Qatar.

Am happy that the Ministry of External Affairs has announced today that my dear friend and colleague Dr. Deepak Mittal…

Posted by Bharatiya Rajdoot – Doha on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The embassy which is now located at villa no. 86 & 90, street no. 941, Al Eithra Street, Zone 63, Onaiza, was established in the State of Qatar in 1971. It promotes political, economic and commercial relations between the Republic of India and the State of Qatar. It also looks after welfare of the Indian community in Qatar providing consular and other services including assistance in labour related issues.

The embassy provides visa services and other guidance to Qatari and other nationals intending to visit India.

The embassy has three nodal community organizations, the Indian Cultural Centre (for promotion of Indian art and culture), the Indian Community Benevolent Forum (for community welfare) and Indian Business Professionals Network (for promotion of business), functioning directly under it.

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Fake News: Video circulated on social media of a shopper who fell unconscious in supermarket is not because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – MoPH Confirms

Fake News: Video circulated on social media of a shopper who fell unconscious in supermarket is not because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – MoPH Confirms

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) confirmed that the video being circulated over Social Media of a shopper who fell unconscious in a supermarket because of COVID-19 is a fake news. MoPH confirms that it is wrong and also stated that the he lost his balance due to fatigue and he is in good health.

The Ministry of Public Health has also insisted public to verify accuracy and authenticity of any information passed over social media.

Source and image credit: MoPH

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Face masks compulsory for all Shoppers, Service and Contracting Sector Workers in Qatar

Face masks compulsory for all Shoppers, Service and Contracting Sector Workers in Qatar | Up to Three-year jail term and a fine not exceeding QR 200,000 for non-compliance

His Excellency The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (22-Apr-2020) through video conference technology.

As a part of measures to fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) cabinet has decided to make wearing face masks compulsory for all Shoppers, Service and Contracting Sector Workers in Qatar. This decision is effective from 26th April 2020 (Sunday) until further notice. The Cabinet decision as follows,

  • Employees & workers in the government and private sectors whose work requires providing services to the public are obliged to wear masks while carrying out their duties and tasks, and clients are required to wear masks.
  • Officials in the government and private sectors should take the necessary measures to prevent the entry of clients who are not committed to that.
  • Shoppers are obligated to wear masks before they enter the food and catering stores and during shopping, and those responsible for these shops must take the necessary measures not to allow the entry of shoppers who do not comply with this decision.
  • Workers in contracting sector are obligated to wear masks while carrying out their duties and tasks, and officials in this sector should provide these masks and adhere to the established precautionary measures.
  • In the event of non-compliance with this decision, the penalties stipulated in Decree Law No. (17) for the year 1990 shall be applied to the offender by imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years and a fine not exceeding QR (200,000) or one of these two penalties.

Source: QNA

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