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Statement No. (6) On Novel Corona virus in China
Statement No. (6) On Novel Corona virus in China22/2/2020
An official source in the Ministry of Health (MOH) stated that in light of the wide geographical spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak globally and regionally that covered a number of countries, the MOH recommends to avoid traveling to the countries where cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded namely China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Iran.
As part of the public health procedures and infection control, the Ministry will enforce a 14-day of home or institutional quarantine for the travelers coming from the above-mentioned countries.
The Ministry would like to indicate that travelers coming from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon will not be quarantined.
The Ministry recommends contacting the MOH Contact Center at (24441999) for further information before travelling outside the Sultanate to attend any religious and social occasions, as well as international meetings and conferences.