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Spike in COVID-19 cases as Oman registers 143 infections

29 Apr 2020 By SHADDAD AL MUSALMY

The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced the registration of 143 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday. Of the new cases, 42 are Omani nationals and 101 non-Omanis. The total number of COVID-19 cases registered in the sultanate so far has reached 2274, including ten deaths.

The number of recoveries remained same as of Monday and Tuesday. ‘The number of COVID-19 recoveries are 364,’ MoH stated.

The rate of infection from one person with COVID-19 to others in Oman is low, thanks to the social distancing measures undertaken to control the spread of the the virus. Dr Mohammed bin Saif al Hosni, Undersecretary for Health Affairs, MoH said that commitment to health isolation and social distancing can prevent the community spread further

MoH calls upon all to adhere to the isolation procedures by staying in an isolated room with an attached toilet and serving the isolated person from outside the room as instructed. It said that social distancing also helps curb the spread of the virus.

The Ministry also advises all citizens and residents to keep on washing hands with water and soap, avoiding touching the face, nose, mouth, and eyes and following the healthy habits when coughing and sneezing.

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