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Qatar Stars League match was interrupted after COVID outbreak-Doha News

In Doha, the number of cases of Covid-19 has increased significantly, and people are in a hurry to be tested.

The Qatar Stars League (QSL) has decided to postpone the Al Wakrah vs Al Sadd match on Thursday after many players have joined. Test positive In the case of Covid-19, the league stated in a statement.

A decision was made in consultation with relevant authorities to maintain the safety and well-being of the community. The match was rescheduled at a later date, the statement added.

“After the Al Wakrah Club confirmed that many players were infected with Covid-19, it was decided to postpone the Al Wakrah Club match against Al Sadd. We will discuss it with the convention committee later, “QSL said.

Those who have purchased a match ticket can send an email to Ticket@qsl.com.qa to request a refund or receive the same match ticket when the schedule changes.

Case spikes

This week, and since the end of major sports and cultural celebrations Report daily The number of cases of Covid-19 is increasing.

On Thursday, the country reported 443 cases daily. This is the highest since May. Many people are skeptical that the actual numbers could be much higher after the appearance of images of hundreds of people queuing PCR tests in some hospitals and clinics. .. Official figures are still 158 percent higher than the same period last month. However, ICU admission remains relatively low and high vaccination rates may indicate that positive cases are mild.

Qatar recently confirmed the existence of “rapidly transmitted” variants of Omicron in the country and questioned the impact of the relaxation of “too early” restrictions on global tournaments.

In the past year alone, Qatar has hosted more than 10 tournaments, including the FIFA Arab Cup, GCC Aquatic Championship, Formula 1 and the ATP Qatar Tennis Tournament. The tournament has attracted thousands of visitors to Qatar, resulting in a full-capacity stadium with little or no social distance on public transport.

Spikes for Covid-19: Public negligence or major events?

Doha has also hosted several social events over the past two months, including the annual International Food Festival, Air Balloon Festival, live concerts and National Foundation Day celebrations.

However, Qatar health officials said earlier this month that the increase in infection rates in Qatar was due to “people’s negligence” that gave up the Covid-19 measures set by the authorities.

“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. ..

“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. When people started neglecting to wear face masks, We observed an increase in cases of Covid-19, seasonal flues and asthma, “she added.

As a result, on Wednesday authorities began re-imposing masks indoors and outdoors to control the spread of the virus. The capacity of the venue was also reduced to manage the rally to some extent.


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