Oman Confirms Record 1,210 COVID-19 Cases

Oman Confirms Record 1,210 COVID-19 Cases

Coronavirus cases are rising in Gulf state Oman. Within the last 24 hours, Oman has reported 1,210 new Coronavirus cases, which is a record for the country. Oman’s Coronavirus tally has reached 50,207. In the new cases reported, 271 are immigrants while 939 are locals. Further, 9 people lost their lives suffering from COVID-19.

So far, in Oman, Coronavirus has taken 233 lives. However, people are recovering rapidly from the disease. Yesterday, 1,005 patients recovered taking the total tally to 32,005. According to the Ministry of Health, more than 18,000 people are in hospitals due to COVID-19. 200 people are in the Intensive care unit (ICU).

Ministry of Health has urged people to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by following precautionary measures and to take social distancing seriously. Omani Police has warned people not to take the Coronavirus treatment advertisements seriously as several counterfeiters and fraudsters have robbed the people.

Royal Oman Police (ROP) has issued a statement for the people to not give attention to advertisements claiming to provide medical treatment for COVID-19. The statement was issued online. In the message, they say the Directorate General Inquiries and Investigation have warned people regarding the ads circulating on various media and social media platforms claiming to treat COVID-19.

The advertisements are misleading the public. There is no Vaccine or medicine yet created for COVID-19. The COVID-19 Pandemic is rapidly spreading. According to the WHO, nearly 60% of the total COVID-19 cases have been reported in June- a sign that the pandemic hasn’t slowed down. Governments are trying to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 by implementing smart-lockdowns, issuing travel advisory, urging social distancing, and wearing face coverings.

Senior editor of the Chicago Morning Star

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