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Oman to conduct free COVID-19 tests, treatment for citizens and expats

9 Apr 2020

Oman is dealing with all patients of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) irrespective of nationalities: H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi

In reply to a query from Muscat Daily , H E Dr Sa’eedi emphasised that the sultanate is dealing with all patients irrespective of their nationalities.

“The tests and treatment are free for all expatriates. We appeal to the ambassadors of all countries to convey this message to their citizens in Oman so that we can reach out to them. From Saturday, authorities will conduct mass tests for all especially at the virus outbreak focus points like in Muttrah. Health authorities will inform of the test venues in different languages.

“The visitors coming for the tests will not be asked about their residence. The goal is to have maximum number of people, including expatriates, to conduct tests. I thank all the residents of Oman for their support and cooperation in this fight against containing the virus outbreak.”

H E Dr Sa’eedi assured the public that all essential and cargo flight services are continuing as usual. “We have sufficient stocks of medical supplies based on the current situation. A shipment carrying a number of solutions for use in medical laboratories arrived this morning. Many kits have arrived from China and the government will conduct more tests across Oman soon,” he said.

“To ensure the safety of medical workers, Oman has also started producing masks and other safety equipment locally.”



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