Public sector employees in Qatar will only work between 07:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and 80% telework from November 1 to December 19, to reduce the risk of congestion with the arrival of spectators from the 2022 World Cup, announced the government on Wednesday.
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Security and health sectors as well as private companies are not affected, spokesman for the government's communication service, Dr. Mohammed bin Nuwaymi Al Hajri, said on Twitter.
One million spectators expected
From November 1 to 17, public and private schools will be open between 07:00 and 12:00, closing earlier than normal.
School holidays are then scheduled until December 22.
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The Doha Corniche, where the main fan zones will be set up during the tournament, will be pedestrian-only from November 1 to December 19.
Usually very busy, this axis of circulation along the sea connects the main districts of the capital Doha.
Qatar expects more than one million visitors during the tournament, from November 20 to December 18.