A total of 25 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Oman, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases registered in the Sultanate to 277, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Saturday.
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Oman confirmed its second death from coronavirus for a 72-year-old Omani citizen. It also announced 61 recoveries.
Muscat has recorded the highest number of infections with 207 cases so far out of the 277 confirmed patients, and today alone 21 cases were reported in the capital.
The ministry called upon all citizens and residents to adhere to the procedures by staying in an isolated room attached to toilet and serving the isolated person from outside the room as instructed. The Ministry also advised all citizens and residents to wash hands with soap as often as possible, as well as avoiding touching the face, nose, mouth, and eyes and following the healthy habits when coughing and sneezing.
Last Tuesday, Oman announced its first death of Covid-19. The fatality was a 72-year-old Omani man.
Omani authorities have taken a raft of precautions aimed at limiting the spread of the virus in the country. They include suspending flights, stopping the issuance of tourist visas and all sporting events as well as banning the entry of tourist vessels to the Sultanate’s ports.
The sultanate has also banned public gatherings and halted printing all publications as part of health precautions.
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