Shop­ping for Chi­nese goods will not cause dis­ease: MoH

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE - Our Correspond­ent Mus­cat

Among the many ru­mours do­ing the rounds on the out­break of the Novel Coro­n­avirus, that claimed sev­eral lives in China, the Min­istry of Health (MoH) has clar­i­fied that shop­ping for Chi­nese goods on­line does not cause the dis­ease.

“The virus is trans­mit­ted from hu­mans and an­i­mals and not goods,” MoH said in a state­ment.

Mean­while, the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Diseases Sur­veil­lance & Con­trol of the Min­istry of Health and the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Health Ser­vices of North Bati­nah gover­norate along with a num­ber of ex­perts vis­ited So­har Air­port and the Port of So­har on Tues­day.

Dur­ing the visit, the team met the op­er­a­tors at the air­port and the port and re­viewed the readi­ness of the con­cerned au­thor­i­ties re­gard­ing the dis­ease. A num­ber of pro­ce­dures have been agreed to be taken at the air­port and the port.

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