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Health Minister discusses with ambassadors COVID-19 situation

8 Sep 2021 By DESMOND SAMITH

Muscat – H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammad al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, met on Wednesday with a number of ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Oman to discuss COVID-19 situation in Oman and efforts made by the government to contain the pandemic.

H E Dr Sa’eedi shed light on the precautionary measures to be taken when entering Oman through borders and ports that have been recently approved by the Supreme Committee.

The minister requested the envoys to convey the reality of the situation in the sultanate to their respective countries so that Oman’s name could be removed from the list of high-risk states.

The envoys praised the sultanate’s efforts in confronting the pandemic through the measures the country has taken to combat the virus as well as through the vaccination programme for citizens and residents.

H E Dr Sa’eedi said the epidemiological figures in the sultanate are constantly improving. “Data shows that the sultanate has controlled the pandemic; the percentage of positive cases in the country is currently at one per cent, while at the height of the pandemic it was 25 per cent.”

He added that the sultanate has always adopted the principle of transparency with regard to data, urging people not to pay attention to rumours and information that is biased towards the sultanate’s efforts to confront the pandemic.

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