Muscat:The Sultanate of Oman has affirmed that it has not detected any suspected or confirmed cases of monkeypox.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Health said that Oman is regularly monitoring the epidemiological situation, locally and abroad.
The Ministry urged citizens and residents to take necessary precautionary measures to avoid the risks of infection. It cautioned against direct contact with any person who shows morbid respiratory symptoms, particularly persons arriving from countries that reported positive cases.
The ministry also underlined the need to wear face masks and maintain hand hygiene, once a suspected case is detected in the social surroundings.
Members of the public are advised to get information and updates from official sources and avoid following rumours or wrong information.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, the World Health Organization reported that there were a total of 92 confirmed cases in 12 different countries, with 28 suspected cases under investigation. Cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the UK, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, the US, Canada and Australia.
On May 7, a case of monkeypox was confirmed in England, in a patient who recently travelled from Nigeria.