A significant increase in cases and deaths during the past six weeks was due to the lack of compliance with health procedures.
H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, said since last Thursday, more than 9,000 new COVID-29 cases and 43 deaths were reported. “Cases have increased significantly. Within one month, 27,000 cases were registered in the sultanate, while in the first four months, only 7,700 cases were recorded,” he said.
“In the first months of the pandemic, we were able to limit the spread due to a combination of efforts and commitment, but recently the situation changed alarmingly. Some people after testing positive for the virus, unfortunately started mixing with people without any guilt,” he said.