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Dubai: Another 22 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Oman, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 131, according to Sultanate’s Ministry of Health.

All the new cases are Omani citizens, the ministry said.

Ten cases are linked to having a close contact with confirmed COVID-19 patients and eight others are related to travel abroad, while four cases are under epidemiological investigation.

Meanwhile, the ministry also reported 23 recoveries.

In a statement issued on Friday, the ministry called on members of the public to adhere to the isolation procedures by staying in an isolated rooms attached to a toilet and the isolated person should be served from outside the room as instructed.

The ministry also advised all citizens and residents to keep on washing hands with water and soap as well as avoiding touching their face, nose, mouth and eyes and following the healthy habits when coughing or sneezing.

The ministry also urged everyone to strictly adhere to social distancing instructions issued by the Supreme Committee and the MOH, as well as staying at home and not going out unless it is absolutely necessary.