Mus­cat tops COVID-19 list with 70 cases out of 99

Oman Daily Observer - - FRONT PAGE - KABEER YOUSUF MUS­CAT, MARCH 15

As many as 7,646 peo­ple were be­ing home-quar­an­tined till Wed­nes­day while 17 peo­ple were dis­charged from hos­pi­tals af­ter treat­ment, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Health (MOH), as the min­istry re­ported 15 new cases, tak­ing the to­tal cases to 99. There are 82 peo­ple with COVID-19 re­ceiv­ing treat­ment from various hos­pi­tals in the coun­try.

These peo­ple quar­an­tined at home are un­in­fected but put on ob­ser­va­tion at their homes to rule out that they are not in­fected.

“As many as 7,646 peo­ple com­pris­ing both Oma­nis and ex­pa­tri­ates have been home quar­an­tined to ob­serve and rule out that they are not in­fected. How­ever, we have suc­cess­fully man­aged to dis­charge 17 peo­ple from hos­pi­tals suc­cess­fully af­ter giv­ing treat­ment,” a source at the MOH told the Ob­server.

Out of the 15 cases re­ported on Wed­nes­day, seven cases were linked to contact with former pa­tients while seven cases were re­lated to travel to Bri­tain, Spain and Amer­ica, and one case was sub­ject to epi­demi­o­log­i­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Mus­cat has the largest num­ber of cases (70) while Mu­san­dam, Al

Bu­raimi and Al Wusta re­ported no cases as of now, the source de­tailed.

Ac­cord­ing to the statis­tics sup­plied by the MOH, North Al Bati­nah and Al Dakhiliyah re­ported 10 cases each while Al Bati­nah South re­ported four cases and Dhahi­rah 2 COVID-19 cases. Two cases were re­ported from Dho­far while Al Shar­qiyah South re­ported one case.

Fol­low­ing the de­ci­sions made by the Supreme Com­mit­tee on Covid-19, all do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional flights will be sus­pended to and from all air­ports in Oman from noon on March 29.

A road in Mus­cat wears a de­serted look on Wed­nes­day af­ter shops were closed as part of the govern­ment mea­sures to check COVID-19 spread.

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