Buildings are seen from across the water in Doha Image Credit: Reuters

Cairo: Qatar, which now has 401 cases, said it would ban non-Qatari passengers from entering the country for two weeks starting on Wednesday. It announced measures to shield its economy, including 75 billion riyals ($20.5 billion) in incentives for the private sector and more state investment in the local bourse.

All public transport journeys were suspended beginning from Sunday night, according to the agency.

Qataris and foreign residents in the country are advised against travel, it added.