Source: Al Jazeera
It has been nearly two months since Qatar implemented a series of measures to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The government has since closed schools, issued stay-at-home orders and imposed travel bans on travellers from many countries. But while infection rates continue to rise, the number of deaths here remains low.
On Talk to Al Jazeera, we speak to Qatar’s minister of public health, Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari, about the government’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
As at 25/05/2020, hydroxychloroquine is currently being used with great success – Qatar has a case fatality rate of only 0.04% with 21 deaths out of 43,714 cases.