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270 cases in three days

18 Apr 2020

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Oman have touched 1,180 after the registration of 111 new ones on Saturday. Oman had reported 50 on Friday and 109 on Thursday, registering 270 cases in three days. 

There have been six deaths from COVID-19 in Oman so far  including two on Friday.  In a statement, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said that of 111, 33 cases are of Omani nationals while 78 are expatriates. MoH stated that the total number of recoveries have reached 176.  

Thermal device to examine visitors  

The Royal Hospital has started using thermal examination device for visitors as part of its measures to protect public health. It is the first hospital in Oman to start using such a device. 

Tonnes of supply at Mawaleh market 

Muscat Municipality has said that 6,580 tonnes of vegetables and fruits have arrived at the central market in Mawaleh.   

No fee for treatment 

The Omani government has denied claims going viral on social media channels that it is charging fee to treat COVID-19 patients.  In a statement on the official OmanVSCovid19 Twitter account, the government stated, ‘The information going viral on social media is not correct. We affirm that the examination and treatment (citizens and residents) and the costs of institutional isolation are free.’  

Shopping centre shut down 

Muscat Municipality has closed a major shopping centre in the wilayat of Seeb for violating the decisions of the Supreme Committee for dealing with COVID-19. 

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