Muscat: The Sultanate has so far received 27,000 doses of the booked 370,000 Pfizer coronavirus vaccines, said Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Sa'eedi, Minister of Health, on Thursday.
"The Sultanate has reserved more than a million doses of the vaccine through the International Vaccine Federation, and we hope that a part of it will be allocated in the future to the private sector for those wishing to travel and other groups, but that will be done after covering the basic groups."
Altogether, 22,000 vials have been distributed and the total number of vaccinated people in the Sultanate has reached 22,749, added the Minister of Health.
During the peak period, the number of cases in intensive care units reached 219, but the decrease in cases came as a result of everyone's efforts and commitment to precautionary measures, he said, adding that everyone should not become complacent and continue adhering to the precautionary measures.
People should not lower their guard and continue wearing masks and use santitsers to keep the coronavirus infection at bay, said the health minister.