Qatar reported on Tuesday six new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases detected in the country up to 24.
The health ministry said: “The new cases are all expatriate residents, all of whom have had contact with the previously announced community cases. The new patients have been admitted to the Communicable Disease Center under complete isolation and the people they have had contact with have also been checked and tested.”
Qatar banned on Monday the entry of people arriving from 14 countries, namely: China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand. Qatar Airways had previously suspended flights to and from Italy.
The country also announced on Monday will close schools and universities until further notice.