COVID-19 pandemic in Qatar

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COVID-19 pandemic in Qatar
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationQatar
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseDoha
Arrival date27 February 2020
(4 months, 3 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases26,539[1]
Active cases23,396[1]
Recovered3,143[1]
Deaths
14[1]
Government website
www.moph.gov.qa

The first case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Qatar was confirmed on 27 February 2020. As of May 14, Qatar has the 2nd highest number of confirmed cases in the Arab World at 26,539 and the highest number of confirmed cases. The total recoveries stand at 3,143, with 14 deaths.

Cases[change | change source]

On February 27, Qatar reported its first confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The patient was a passenger who had come from Iran to Qatar in a Qatar Airways Flight.

Criticism[change | change source]

Qatar state television named and shamed 14 nationals who violated restrictions set to curb the spread of the coronavirus, adding that nine of the persons had been arrested by authorities.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Coronavirus Disease 2019 - (COVID-19)". Ministry of Public Health. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  2. "Coronavirus: Qatar names and shames nationals who violated home quarantine". www.middleeasteye.net.