Hamad International Airport, Doha. All passengers arriving in the country have to undergo mandatory quarantine until further notice. Image Credit: Supplied

Cairo: Qatar has said that mandatory quarantine is in place until further notice for all passengers arriving in the emirate, citing a spike in global COVID-19 infections.

A state supreme committee for tackling crises in the country has said that the global virus infection rates are still high, prompting the mandatory quarantine for all arrivals in Qatar, the news agency QNA reported.

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The panel added that the Health Ministry will update a list of low-risk countries.

The committee urged citizens and expatriates to abide by anti-virus precautions, mainly avoiding gatherings.

Social gatherings have been found as the main reason for the spread of the new coronavirus in Qatar, according to the committee.

Qatar has so far reported a total of 125,745 virus cases and 214 related fatalities.