Muscat: More than 2,300 people are currently being quarantined in Oman to stop the potential spread of the novel coronavirus, the country’s Minister of Health has said.
Speaking in this context, Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Saeedi said, “As of 2 March 2020, there are 2,367 patients currently under quarantine procedures. This includes 49 in institutional quarantine, and 2,318 in home quarantine.”
He added: “The ministry has further strengthened health procedures at all points of entry and introduced institutional quarantine in all the governorates of the Sultanate, where a number of places have been designated for quarantine, in addition to organising home quarantine, particularly for Omani citizens.”
“The ministry has developed a comprehensive guide on the institutional and home quarantine and is providing the required medical consultation and care for quarantined persons,” added Al Saeedi.