Statement No. (2) On Novel Coronavirus in China January, 26, 2020
Statement No. (2) On Novel Coronavirus in China January, 26, 202027/1/2020
Further to the statement No. (1) issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the Directorate General of Diseases Surveillance & Control regarding the epidemiological situation of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) in China, the MOH would like to announce that, as of January 26, the number of recorded cases of nCoV globally reached 2,009 cases, of which 1,975 cases in China resulted in 56 deaths.
A number of 34 cases have been reported in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Nepal, Australia, France, USA and Canada.
No cases of nCoV have been reported in the Sultanate or in the Eastern Mediterranean Region so far.
The Ministry of Health continuing developing the preparations plans to enhance the readiness of health institutions to handle any suspected cases with novel coronavirus, providing the laboratory fluids and reagents in the Public Health Laboratories, as well as training the health workers in examining, diagnosing and methods of prevention.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) urges all citizens and residents to take the information from the formal statements issued by the Ministry and communicate with the it via the MOH Contact Center at (24441999) for any information.