MUSCAT: Just over seven months ago, no one in Oman had a confirmed case of Covid-19. On Monday, the Sultanate touched 90,222 cases of coronavirus including 790 deaths.
But there’s a bit of good news. The total recovered patients have reached 83,928, while there only 6,294 active cases.
“The government has taken strict measures, which does include lockdowns. However, this cannot continue forever. We are currently in the seventh month of the pandemic, and it is part of our human nature to be in contact with each other,” reminded Dr. Mohammed Al Hosni, the Undersecretary for Health Affairs at the Ministry of Health.
“The community has reached a state of awareness and information on the dynamics of the virus and the modes of transmission to the extent that people are capable of taking the decisions required to protect themselves and their families by wearing masks, observing social distancing and regularly washing their hands,” Al Hosni said in an interview with Arabic Radio Shabiba FM.
Of the total 790 people who died fighting the virus, 80% are Omanis. “People should avoid getting into situations that need them to be admitted to the ICU. Some people neglect wearing their masks, but wearing it would help mitigate the symptoms of the virus, if not prevent contracting it,” Al Hosni added.