Oman confirms six new cases of coronavirus cases

      Published on Wednesday, 4 March , 2020      2209 Views     
Oman confirms six new cases of coronavirus cases

  • Government

The total number of people infected by the novel coronavirus in Oman has risen to 12, after the country’s Ministry of Health reported six fresh cases on Tuesday.

A statement from the Ministry said,

“The registration of six new cases of COVID-19 has been reported, and is related to travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Four of the infected are of Iranian nationality and two are citizens, all of whom are subject to quarantine. This takes the number of cases registered in the Sultanate to 12 cases.”

In a meeting on Monday, the Minister of Health, Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Saeedi, said two of those in Oman who had contracted the disease had been cured. Both of them had been subject to home-based quarantine.

“Until March 2, 2020, there were 2,367 people under quarantine procedures. Of these, 49 persons are in institutional quarantine, and 2,318 are in domestic quarantine,” the Minister had said. “This isolation is supervised by the Ministry and applies the standards of the World Health Organization, as part of which we provide advice and medical care,” added Al Saeedi.

“Outbreaks such as the coronavirus, are not new to either the Sultanate or the world, which was years ago exposed to similar diseases such as SARS, swine flu and bird flu, all of which were more dangerous than this,” added Al Saeedi.

“However, this does not mean you can underestimate the disease.”

“Everyone must work within the necessary and important measures recommended by the WHO and we have recommended them to the public, over and over, and we will continue to emphasise the need to follow them,” the Minister said.

“Everyone must take care of public hygiene, and wash hands with soap and water several times a day, as well as use sanitisers that have alcohol content of 60 per cent or more, to eliminate bacteria and other microbes.”

Category Government, Oman News | 2020/03/04 latest update at 10:17 PM
Source : Times of Oman | Photocredit : Google
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