Hundreds of thousand people are storming streets in the the Gulf state of Qatar after the country partially lifted coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, mosques, beaches and parks.
Last week, the country’s Supreme Committee for Crisis Management said in a statement that, starting from July 1, museums and libraries would be permitted to operate in a limited capacity and under limited working hours.
The Supreme Committee for Crisis Management further issued guidelines to be followed by the people in the second phase of the lockdown ease.
Under the new guidelines, 50 percent of public and private sector employees will be allowed back in the workplace as needed and under strict safety conditions. Masks remain compulsory in public for while private gatherings are limited to five people.
Qatar has the second-highest tally of infections among the Gulf states after its neighbour Saudi Arabia. It reported 530 new cases on Saturday, taking its total number to 99,183 with 123 deaths.