The unnamed pupils appeared to attend Omama bint Hamzah Independent Primary School for Girls, which is in Bani Hajer in Al Rayyan according to a tweet by Qatar's education minister Dr. Mohamed Al Hammadi last night.
The state's Supreme Council of Health plans to open three separate hospitals for what it calls "single, male laborers" in the Industrial Area, Mesaieed and Ras Laffan to better serve these expats and ease the strain on the country's other health care facilities.
Officials at the clinic’s owner, Doha HealthCare Group, refused to discuss why the clinic was closed. Many of the residents who pulled up at Future Medical Center appeared frustrated and surprised at the clinic’s closure.
The SCH did not state the reason for the tests, but appears to be responding to concerns on social media about possible contamination, after people posted images of holes in the foil security seal that covers the lids of the tubs.
The Supreme Council of Health is urging against travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria due to concerns about the spread of the deadly virus, which has been declared an international emergency.