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Three people have been arrested in Qatar for violating domestic isolation rules. Photo for illustrated purposes. Image Credit: Reuters

Cairo: Qatari authorities have arrested three people for violating domestic isolation imposed as part of the emirate’s measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the Qatari news agency QNA has reported.

The three had infringed their pledges to comply with stipulations of domestic quarantine set by health authorities, a violation that makes them liable to legal action, QNA added. They will be referred to prosecution, the agency added without giving further details.


Violating domestic isolation in Qatar is punishable by up to three years in jail and a fine of 10,000 dinars.

Qatar so far has registered a total of 124,425 virus cases and 212 related deaths. The Gulf country has a total population of 2.7 million, including 2.3 million expatriates.