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COVID-19: 284 new cases; overall recoveries rose to 1,350

15 May 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Friday confirmed 284 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 4,625, including 19 deaths.  

Among the newly diagnosed cases include 80 Omanis and 204 expatiates, MoH said. The overall number of recoveries in Oman rose from 1,303 on Wednesday to 1,350 on Friday. 

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. 

MoH 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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