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75 per cent passengers had symptoms within 7 days of arrival

2 Nov 2020

Strict COVID-19 testing rules have been imposed on all passengers to Oman as more than 75 per cent showed symptoms of the disease within a week of arrival. In addition, 810 of 14,302 arriving passengers examined between October 21 and 27 tested positive for COVID-19. 

Dr Saif al Abri, director general of Diseases Surveillance and Control in Ministry of Health (MoH), said that three types of isolation have been identified for COVID-19. 

“Seven days for travelers, ten days for the infected and 14 days for close contacts,” he informed. A person who completes seven days of isolation can get a PCR test done at any health institution. “If the result is negative, he/she is allowed to end isolation, remove digital bracelet and register in one of the health institutions.”

The Supreme Committee announced on Sunday that a PCR test done not more than 96 of arrival is mandatory for all passengers.“All travelers will be subject to screening in the sultanate, and if it appears that there are differences in the results, whether positive or negative, appropriate measures will be taken,” said Dr Abri. 

 

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