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The rise of COVID-19: 2 cases on Feb 24 to 813 on April 14

14 Apr 2020

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Oman on Tuesday touched 813 after the announcement of 86 new ones. 

The Ministry of Health said that six more patients have recovered bringing the total to 130 along with four deaths. 

Muscat:     Cases 658 

Sick: 577       Deaths: 4       Recovered: 77 


Dakhliyah:    Cases 42  

Sick:  23        Recovered: 19 


South Batinah:   Cases 40

Sick:   28       Recovered: 12 


North Batinah:  Cases 29

 Sick: 12      Recovered: 17 


South Sharqiyah:  Cases 14

Sick: 13     Recovered: 1 


North Sharqiyah:   Cases 11  

Sick: 11  


Dhofar:    Cases 10 

Sick: 8       Recovered: 2 


Buraimi:     Cases 3

Sick: 3 


Dhahirah:   Cases 3

Sick: 1      Recovered: 2 


Musandam:  Cases 3 

Sick: 3 


GCC Undersecretaries meet on Ramadan 

The GCC Undersecretaries of Health Ministries held a video conference to review the precautionary measures that will be taken by the states during the month of Ramadan. They also discussed the medical, legal and legislative procedures related to washing the body along with formulating a unified definition for the death caused from COVID-19. They praised the efforts exerted by staff in the health sector as well as the cooperation of people and authorities. 

Expired gloves seized  

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection has said that it seized over 70,000 pieces of expired medical gloves. The authority urges all to abide by health and legal requirements.  

Manufacturing PPE

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that it has received four proposals from firms to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves and masks as per specifications approved by the World Health Organization.

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