Qatar MotoGP and Covid19

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Sarah Peddie

The state of Qatar is hosting the famous MotoGP paddock amidst the global pandemic and in order to ensure safety, Qatar has offered the entire MotoGP paddock the Covid-19 vaccine. Qatar has successfully rolled out a vaccination programme for its domestic citizens. The aim is to reduce virus transmission whilst still permitting the popular event to proceed.

The Head of MotoGP, Dorna Sports said in statement: “The State of Qatar has significantly ramped-up its COVID-19 vaccination programme in 2021 and, as a result of this progress, it is able to offer all travelling members of the MotoGP paddock access to the vaccine.

“To ensure the health and safety of the entire tour while they are in Qatar and on their continued travels around the world this season, the Government of the State of Qatar has offered MotoGP access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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“All members of the championship, including those working and travelling within the MotoGP paddock, will have the chance to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

“The vaccination programme is aimed at increasing the personal safety of all those on-site.

“It will offer increased protection for those in the MotoGP paddock and all those that come into contact with it as the sport travels the world this season.

“The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports would like to thank the State of Qatar for offering this incredible opportunity to the MotoGP family, which will help minimise any risk to the future of the championship and all its members.”

Qatar has administered 380,000 coronavirus vaccine doses already.

The country has recorded over 170,200 infections throughout the country since the pandemic started and over 260 deaths.

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