Coronavirus: Qatar reports 1,476 new cases, three deaths

A man wearing a protective mask checks his phone as he walks by at Qatar's touristic Souq Waqif bazar in the capital Doha, on May 17, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

Qatar reported 1,476 new coronavirus cases and three new virus-related deaths on Thursday, the country's health ministry reported.

Health officials also reported 1,918 recovered cases in the last 24 hours. The total case count is now 75,311.

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Qatar will start lifting coronavirus restrictions in its cities under a four-phase plan starting on June 15, when some mosques will be allowed to reopen, government spokeswoman Lulwa Rashed al-Khater said on Monday.

She told a news conference the second phase of easing the lockdown would start on July 1, the third on August 1 and the fourth on September 1.

The second phase will allow a partial opening of restaurants and the third will permit the resumption of flights from low-risk countries and the reopening of shopping malls and markets with limited capacity. The fourth will allow wedding parties, business gatherings such as exhibitions, and the reopening of theaters and cinemas, she said.

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