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Qatar to dole out $55,000 fines, jail time for not wearing face masks

Masks are mandatory for all Qataris who leave their homes, except when driving alone.

Beginning Sunday, wearing face masks in public will be mandatory across Qatar, with violators at risk of jail time and up to $55,000 in fines. 

Masks will be mandatory “upon leaving the house for any reason” except when “alone while driving a vehicle,” the Qatar News Agency reported Thursday. The regulations will remain in place “until further notice.” 

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