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Al-Saidi Discusses nCoV Latest Development

Al-Saidi Discusses nCoV Latest Development

Al-Saidi Discusses nCoV Latest Development


H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health chaired today (Sunday) the third meeting regarding the latest development of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) at the Ministry of Health (MOH) headquarters.

The meeting brought together a number of MOH undersecretaries, directors general of health services, directors of hospitals in various Governorates along with senior officials.

The meeting addressed the measures taken in combat the novel corona virus and reviewed the global situation of this diseases, where the World Health Organization classified this disease as a public health emergency of international concern.

The Ministry is continuing to support the health institutions by providing the required devices and cadres that would enhance their capabilities in handling any detected case. 

Activation of the public health plans in all government and private health institutions, provision of required lab reagents in the public health laboratories, raising the public awareness on this disease, as well as activating the emergency plans in the land, sea and air entry points have been also discussed during the meeting.

The Ministry urges all citizens and residents to follow good health practices when sneezing, coughing and taking the information from the formal sources.