Coronavirus: Oman total cases near 10,000 with 811 new infections

Indian nationals residing in Oman, wearing face masks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, have their body temperatures measured at a terminal in Muscat International Airport ahead of their repatriation flight from the Omani capital, on May 12, 2020. (File photo)

Oman reported 811 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 9,820, the health ministry announced on Friday.

Most of the new cases are non-Omanis, the ministry added.

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Despite its increasing number, a total of 2,396 people who contracted the virus in the Sultanate have recovered so far. And, 40 of those infected have died as of Friday, according to the ministry.

Individuals are urged to adhere to preventative measures implemented by the government in order to slow the spread of the virus.

“With our commitment to health isolation and social distancing, we will prevent ourselves, our families and our community from the spread of the coronavirus,” the ministry said in a statement.

Oman announced it would end its lockdown in the Muscat province starting today, including in the capital.

Also, 50 percent of employees are expected to return to their offices beginning May 31.

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Last Update: Friday, 29 May 2020 KSA 14:15 - GMT 11:15
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