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MOH Issues New Statement on MERS

MOH Issues New Statement on MERS

MOH Issues New Statement on MERS


In light of the statement issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on recording number of cases of Middle–East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus on 28th of January 2019, the number of recorded cases to date is five cases. In addition, two cases of death were reported.

The other cases are receiving the necessary medical care at one of the referral hospitals.

The Ministry of Health expends its sincere and deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. The Ministry also extends its thanks to the community members for their cooperation and understanding of the precautionary measures taken to ensure their safety and reduce the spread of infections.

The Ministry affirms its continued efforts in monitoring and controls the disease, compiling the contacts and follow-up their health condition.

The Ministry calls upon everyone to seek information from their reliable source. In addition, it urges all citizens and residents to comply with the preventive measures to control infection and practicing healthy habits when sneezing and coughing.