Qatar broke the record among the countries of the Arab world for the growth of the infected with the coronavirus after Saturday, the country’s Ministry of health has announced more than 2.3 thousand new cases per day. However, this did not prevent the authorities to take a decision on the resumption of Sunday commercial activities.

"355 Recorded 2 new confirmed cases of coronavirus. In the last 24 hours, 18 patients were placed in intensive care after a coronavirus, bringing the number of people with COVID-19 in the ICU increased to 217", – stated in the message of the Ministry on the social network Twitter.

According to Ministry of health, new cases among foreign workers in different regions and among Qatari citizens and foreign residents who contracted at the workplace or during meetings with friends and relatives for ignoring the recommended measures by the authorities.

At the same time, Qatar’s experts have registered and a record number recovered per day – 5 235 people, bringing the total number recovered has reached more than 25.8 per thousand.

The Ministry explained that a considerable increase in recovered from coronavirus associated with the most recent international recommendations on recovery from a coronavirus.

Sunday, Qatari authorities were allowed to resume activity all enterprises and private companies in addition to stores in large shopping centers, but they will work only from 07.00 to 13.00, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, repair shops.