Coronavirus: Medical Response and Public Health Sector activated
March 25, 2020 | 1:41 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: In compliance with the decision of the Supreme Committee entrusted with undertaking measures to tackle the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Medical Response & Public Health Sector has been activated. The Sector's members, concerned with dealing with COVID-19, met on Tuesday at the Emergency Management Center in the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The meeting reviewed the epidemiological situation in the Sultanate, as well as the sectoral response in dealing with various scenarios that may occur.

During the meeting, it has been agreed to take escalatory steps in tackling the pandemic along with increasing the absorptive capacity for health facilities and exerting all efforts in diagnosing cases and identifying contacts.

The Medical Response & Public Health Sector urges everyone to follow the isolation procedures in an isolated room and toilet as instructed. The Sector also advises all citizens and residents to keep on washing hands with water and soap as well as to avoid touching the face, nose, mouth and eyes and follow procedures when coughing and sneezing.

Full adherence to social distancing instructions issued by the Supreme Committee and the MOH is further required.

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