Digital Initiatives 4 #CoronaVirus in Qatar
1 – Qatar to use robots to monitor ‘public gathering’ violations (The security robot «Al-Asas ») :
The Ministry of Interior has started using a robot to raise awareness among the community about the importance of social distancing. It will be used “to educate the community on the importance of preventing gatherings to limit the spread of the Corona virus.”
2 – Drones to spread awareness messages :
The Qatari Ministry of Interior used drones to broadcast awareness messages in several languages via loudspeakers, emphasize the need to adhere to safety measures to limit the spread of the virus, as well as to urge staying in homes and abide by the law that prevents gatherings. This method ensures that citizens and residents are aware of safety measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus in several languages.
3 – Distance education and work in Qatar :
The entire life is moving remotely in Qatar. In a move aiming at preventing the gathering to obtain services in an attempt to control the spread of the Coronavirus, all institutions in Qatar have endeavored to provide their services remotely, such as health, education or financial.
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has approved, since March 22, the application of the distance education system at all levels of education, by activating applications that the student can access, watching the explanation of lessons as well as interaction through this application by doing the homework and obtaining the assessment for each student.
The Government of Qatar has entered into a partnership with Microsoft to implement and adopt modern workplace solutions such as the Microsoft Teams platform, where this step paved the way for the workforce in the country to work remotely in a manner that improves its productivity and contributes to enhancing communication and cooperation between government agencies and thus ensuring that the best services are provided to companies and citizens without interruption.