Oman has some good news on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) battlefront. The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday announced the recovery of another 57 patients taking the total to 233.
H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, had said that the recovery rate in Oman is good. “Mortality rate in Oman is less compared to other countries.” H E Dr Sa’eedi said that there is a challenge to control the spread of the infection among expatriates. “Especially blue-collared workers living together in houses. This makes it challenging.”
Don’t take the disease lightly Some of those who have recovered said the disease can’t be taken lightly but it can be cured. “I got scared after testing positive. I was admitted in an isolation ward. After the treatment, I was tested again and the result was negative. I was released and returned to my room in Muttrah couple of days back,” an Indian resident who wished to be identified as Siraj, said.
Another Omani who wished not to be named, said, “COVID-19 is real. It affects your mental and physical health but with proper handling, it can be managed. I spent days with high fever but I fought it out. After some two weeks or so, I was happy to test negative.”
MoH calls upon all to adhere to the quarantine procedures by staying in an isolated room with an attached toilet. ‘The isolated person must be served from outside the room as instructed.’