Qatar doctors advise the general public to adhere to Covid-19 precautions as the number of cases increases.
The increase in negligence against Covid-19 measures has led to a surprising increase in incidents nationwide, Qatari health experts warned and urged the public to remain vigilant.
“Most of the recently infected people, including adults and children, have not been vaccinated and were completed 6 months after the second vaccination with the Covid-19 vaccine,” said the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). Dr. Soha Al Bayat, Head of Vaccination, told Qatar TV. ..
She added that another reason for the increase in infection rates seems to be the negligence of those who have relinquished the Covid-19 measures set by the authorities.
“When people said they weren’t allowed to wear face masks in open areas, there was a condition that these places shouldn’t be crowded,” she said.
“When people began to neglect to wear face masks, we observed an increase in cases of Covid-19, seasonal flues and asthma,” she added.
Based on a recent study, doctors said a booster dose of Covid-19 was 75% effective in protecting people from the new coronavirus.
“This study demonstrated the efficacy of all doses of the Covid-19 vaccine – the first, second, and third doses. The third dose is new because it is part of the previous dose. You need to be aware that this is not the case, so you may face the same side effects you faced after the previous two doses, “says Dr. Al Bayat.
Comments arrive just days after authorities confirm that there are at least four cases of the Omicron variant in Qatar.
As a result, the ministry has newly expanded. “Travel and return” Policy to curb the spread of variants of concern.
According to MoPH, the move is highly contagious as it is widespread in at least 70 countries around the world as health authorities around the world have warned of a large number of mutations in Omicron.
Authorities are currently urging the public to carefully follow all precautions, while further data on the severity of the subspecies are expected.
According to the new regulations, the exceptional Red List currently includes about 16 countries in two categories, A and B.
Category A includes Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Sudan and Sudan.
Vaccinated Qatar citizens coming to Qatar from any of the above countries You will be subject to home quarantine for two days after entering Japan.Not vaccinated Travelers must quarantine their homes for 7 days upon arrival.
MOPH updates the country list based on the COVID-19 risk in the travel and returns policy. Changes will take effect on Sunday, December 19th at 6 pm. To see the new list, please visit the MOPH website. ⁰https://t.co/DOTCyk9TOr pic.twitter.com/9QIX2GKYTb
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Qatar vaccinated residents and GCC citizens need to go to the hotel Quarantine for 2 days after arrival in Doha.Unvaccinated travelers Subject to 7-day hotel quarantine.
Visitors to Qatar with a pre-approved arrival visa If fully vaccinated, it will be subject to hotel quarantine for 2 days.
However, those who have not yet taken the full course of the Covid-10 vaccine will not be able to enter Qatar.
The second category includes six countries: Botswana, Etawini, Lesotho, Namibia, Southern Africa and Zimbabwe.
Citizens from countries listed in Category B According to the ministry’s website, seven days after arriving in the country, you will be subject to home quarantine, where you can “choose to quarantine your hotel if needed.”
GCC citizens are required to quarantine the hotel for 7 days after arriving in Qatar. Residents of Qatar, on the other hand, are subject to two-day hotel quarantine and five-day home quarantine only if they are fully vaccinated.
Unvaccinated citizens and fully vaccinated visitors from those countries Hotel quarantine for 7 days.
For more information and information on Qatar’s pilot policy, please visit the ministry’s official website.
Cases detected in Qatar
Omicron has been described as a “mutant of concern” by the World Health Organization (WHO), which confirmed the detection of a new mutant in South Africa in late November.
Health professionals have encouraged people to enroll in booster shots if they are eligible to build a level of protection against the variant.
In Qatar, more than 200,000 people have already received booster shots.
“Booster doses are available to anyone who received a second dose more than 6 months ago. Booster doses significantly boost an individual’s immunity and provide long-term protection against all circulating mutants. We will provide, “said the ministry.
There are no restrictions on those who haven’t taken the third dose yet, but officials say, “People traveling on vacation should definitely take the booster effect before traveling.”
These warnings are coming in the recent increase in incidents in Qatar.
MoPH noted that reports of moderate side effects were limited after booster immunization in Qatar. Reported symptoms include low-grade fever, mild headache, malaise at the injection site, and pain, which are also common with other vaccines.
It also uncovered rumors spreading on the Internet that linked booster shots to death cases and serious side effects, emphasizing that no such cases were recorded in Qatar.
Pfizer Booster Shot is “effective” against Omicron
Pfizer has also previously confirmed that booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine can neutralize new variants, according to the results of new laboratory studies.
In a statement, BioNTech said a third dose would increase the level of “neutralizing antibodies” against the new mutant. Scientists also said that antibody jumps from extra jabs may be sufficient to protect the receiver from severe symptoms.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said in a statement, “Two doses of the vaccine may provide protection against the serious illness caused by the Omicron strain, but from these preliminary data, the third. It is clear that vaccination maximizes protection. “
“We ensure that as many people as possible are fully vaccinated in the first two vaccination series, and boosters continue to be the best course of action to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” Bourla said. I did.
However, the first two doses have been shown to significantly reduce efficacy.
The company also said that an Omicron-specific version of the coronavirus vaccine is currently under development and will be available by March.
https://www.dohanews.co/negligence-to-covid-19-measures-leads-to-spike-in-qatar-cases-doctors-warn/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=negligence-to-covid-19-measures-leads-to-spike-in-qatar-cases-doctors-warn Physicians warn that negligence in covid-19 measures will lead to a surge in Qatar cases-Doha News