Nepali Embassy in Qatar urges Nepalis to follow self-isolation strictly

25 March 2020, Doha

The embassy of Nepal to Qatar in Doha has urged all Nepalis working in Qatar to follow self-isolation or self-quarantine strictly.

In a statement issued by the embassy, the mission has asked members of the Nepalis community to remain in their rooms or houses, be in contact with their families, spend time listening to music or doing exercises or anything else they enjoy.

The embassy has also alerted them not to go outside except to buy food and medicine. “If needed, don’t go to or make a crowd, and go with your roommate or family member,” the embassy said in the statement.

Further, the embassy has also asked the community members not to buy things unnecessarily or hoard food materials.

The embassy has reiterated that the Qatari government and its health institutions look after patients (who are suspected to have Covid-19). Hence, the embassy says, “everyone having symptoms similar to those of the coronavirus need to contact health institutions or the embassy itself.” The details of the patients are kept a secret, it adds.

The embassy has also made it clear to Nepalis workers that they will be supplied with basic needs during the period of isolation and quarantine. They will also get salaries for the period they are in isolation or quarantine.

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