The Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean of the World Health Organization (WHO) convened today (Wednesday) a video conference meeting with the ministers of health in the region to discuss the latest COVID-19 development.
H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Salim Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean chaired the meeting. The Sultanate was represented by H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health with the presence of H.E. Dr. Akjimal Magtimova, WHO Representative to the Sultanate and H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saif Al-Hosni, Undersecretary of Ministry of Health for Health Affairs.
The meeting reviewed the developments of COVID-19 pandemic globally and regionally, the latest statistics of the infected cases, as well as the experiences of the regional countries to tackle this pandemic.
It is worth mentioning that the Sultanate has taken a number of strict precautionary measures to tackle this pandemic, furthermore, a Supreme Committee has been formed to deal with the developments resulting from COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health calls all to strictly adhere to the health isolation procedures by staying in isolated room attached to toilet and serving the isolated person from outside the room as instructed. It also urges all citizens and residents to keep washing hands with water and soap, avoid touching the face, nose, mouth and eyes, following the healthy habits when sneezing and coughing, as well as comply fully with the social distancing instructions issued by the Supreme Committee and the Ministry of Health, staying at home and not going out unless necessary.