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MOH Alert: Corona virus Disease (COVID-19)

MOH Alert: Corona virus Disease (COVID-19)

Corona virus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses is a common virus family known to cause a range of diseases ranging from mild respiratory infection to severe pneumonia.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new type of Coronavirus that has not previously been found in humans. The first case of this virus was reported on December 31, 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China. Other known types of Corona virus include MERS- Coronavirus and SARS-Coronavirus.

What can be done to protect against the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Following procedures to be applied to reduce the risk and prevent the infection:

  • Avoid direct contact with animals (live or dead)
  • Avoid direct contact with anyone with symptoms of a cold or respiratory infection.
  • Cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing with tissue or flexed elbow.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub.

 

For those coming from outside Oman, please contact the nearest health institution or call center (24441999) if you feel any symptoms and disclose the travel history,  contact with traveler or any contact with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19