Qatar FIFA showcase to greet only jabbed fans


Will Qatar vaccinate World Cup fans Image: Qatar 2022

Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani has announced that Doha is seeking to provide one million doses of coronavirus vaccine to fans attending the 2022 World Cup in the country, the State media reported on June 20th.

‘MSN’ stated that the Gulf nation has been slowly opening up as it continues with its mass vaccination program.

There is “the possibility that some countries will not be able to vaccinate all their citizens,” said Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani.

He stated firmly, “Qatar will not allow fans to enter stadiums without being fully vaccinated against the virus. That is why we are currently in negotiations with one of the companies to provide one million doses of vaccine. Our main goal in vaccinating some of those coming to Qatar to attend the World Cup is to protect the public health of citizens and residents.”

‘MSN’ further stated that Sheikh Khalid also informed that circa 72 percent of Qatar’s 2.75 million populations “will have received at least one dose” of vaccine within the next week.

Qatar’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, said in April that Doha was in talks with coronavirus vaccine makers to ensure all fans attending the World Cup are inoculated.

Qatar has so far recorded 220,800 coronavirus cases, including 583 deaths.

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