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Qatar has temporarily banned the entry of travelers in 14 countries, including Sri Lanka, with effect from Monday (9), news agencies stated quoting an advisory issued by Qatar.

The decision has been taken to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the state.

The advisory stated that Qatar is imposing temporary entry restrictions on Doha-bound passengers in these countries in the last 14-days: Philippines, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, South Korea, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakisatan, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand.

The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar has announced on March 8, that there are three new positive cases of the Covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 15.

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  • Raj Monday, 09 March 2020 11:15 AM

    On what basis have they done this? Sri Lanka had only one case while Qtar has 15 known cases. Apart from that Italy which is not on the list has the highest cases outside China. Shows how they treat East and West!

    Sudda Monday, 09 March 2020 11:22 AM

    Stupid! Not a single European country, who has many confirmed positive cases. Why Sri Lanka?

    May2020 Monday, 09 March 2020 11:28 AM

    Ridiculous to have Sri Lanka on this list when they don't have Italy or Japan. Idiots.

    Ajith66 Monday, 09 March 2020 12:00 PM

    It's a joke

    Grace Monday, 09 March 2020 12:16 PM

    There are so many workers who have come on vacation from Qatar and their visas expire shortly. What will happen to them. would the Qatar authorities take note of this

    Bernhard Daubek-Puza Monday, 09 March 2020 12:40 PM

    Does this include conecting flights via Doha?

    Worked in the Middle East Monday, 09 March 2020 02:47 PM

    The Middle East countries have no respect for Sri Lanka because most of their house servants are Sri Lankan women. When a country had no respect, this what happens.

    Aru Monday, 09 March 2020 02:56 PM

    Is that mean Sri Lanka also highly affected and government hiding to people and foreign counties aware of this?

    Dineth Monday, 09 March 2020 03:04 PM

    Probably Qatar is not sure that Sri Lanka has done screening properly.

    Lokka Monday, 09 March 2020 05:00 PM

    In the Middle East there is one rule for Western countries and another for Asians. Always double standard, favourable to the West. This is the reality. Having spent 25 years there I know this.

    TJ Monday, 09 March 2020 05:03 PM

    Either Sri Lanka is hiding the the actual number of Covid-19 cases found to be positive or the Government of Qatar has gone off its head.

    cheers Tuesday, 10 March 2020 08:03 AM

    Ban Qatar airways coming to CMB as they will bring more trouble

    Shelly Friday, 13 March 2020 06:48 AM

    Quite true, Don’t Ban Qatar Airways, BAN THEIR NATIONALS, Who are their NATIONALS ..? They have not banned Sri Lanka Airlines.


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