Statement No. (16) March 15, 2020
Statement No. (16) March 15, 202015/3/2020
The Ministry of Health (MOH) announces the registration of one new confirmed case with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) of a resident, currently receiving treatment in the hospital. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases registered in the Sultanate to (21), in which (18) cases are linked to travel to Iran and one to Italy, along with two cases that are under epidemiological investigation.
MOH calls upon all to adhere to the quarantine procedures as instructed and avoid public and worship places. In addition, it advises keeping on washing hands with water and soap as well as avoiding touching the face and eyes and following the healthy habits when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding attending the cinemas.
Furthermore, MOH calls upon all to avoid travelling unless absolutely necessary as well as following the precautionary measures during religious rituals and family and social gatherings.