Qatar continues to hide data on coronavirus infections, experts fear situation might get worse
Coronavirus pandemic has seen mostly every country in the world on its toes to fight against it and save its people but unfortunately, this is not the case with some of the countries like Qatar, which has instead chosen to hide the data on coronavirus and spread false information.
There have been reports earlier that have shown that Qatar is relentlessly trying to hide the actual number of data that includes people who are infected and the country’s fatality rate. Experts have time and again said that this is being done to avoid cancelation of the FIFA world cup to be conducted in Doha.
Qatar has been very consciously preparing for the football world cup scheduled to be held in 2022. Doha is hoping to use this opportunity to bring a positive light on itself after allegations grew that it has been supporting terrorist groups and is funding extremist groups like Muslim Brotherhood.
The number of cases projected by the Qatar government is extremely questionable especially when compared to the recovery rate. The number of cases is over 1,33,000 while recovery rates released is nearly 1,30,000 which is one of the highest among countries. This is suspicious because no action plan has been released or shared by the Qatari government to control the spread of the virus in the country.
In fact, more than anything, Doha has projected itself as a careless country after it risked lives of flight attendants in May merely for a PR stunt. When the whole world was in lockdown and the airports and flight officials were struggling to make needs meet, Qatar chose to advertise its ‘world-class airlines’ to the point that it put flight attendant lives at risk. Even when people were considering a thousand thoughts before flying, Qatar airways continued to follow a path based on ignorance.
This incident itself shows how Qatar conveniently neglected the coronavirus pandemic that has killed millions of people. Another such incident is when Qatar was continuously sending off dead bodies and migrant workers to their home countries despite health officials releasing guidelines to do otherwise.
There were reports that even at the peak of the virus attack, preparations for the FIFA world cup and making the stadium ready were going on. Migrants are treated inhumane by most Qatari nationals and businessmen and are bound by tough contracts that make it impossible to leave.
Also most of the world is unknown to the steps taken by the Qatari government in handling the coronavirus crises which makes it even more suspicious