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Oman’s Ministry of Health said the decrease in cases should not be a reason for people to lower their guard. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Muscat: Oman has been taking stringent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 and was on a partial lockdown which was lifted on May 15. The Sultanate has reported a steady decline in the number of COVID-19 positive cases with the month of May recording a marked decrease in the number of patients being hit by the virus.

In a report shared by Oman News Agency (ONA), Oman’s Ministry of Health is quoted as saying that the decrease in the cases should not be a reason for people to lower their guard.

While the month beginning showed a slight increase, there was a steady reduction in the number of new cases from the first week till May 20, with the recovery rate also improving, from 89 to 92 per cent, statistical analyst Ibrahim bin Ahmed Al Maymani, is quoted as saying in the report by ONA.

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Compared to the similar period last month which recorded a total of 23,475 new cases, the current figure for May stands at 14,503 cases.

Major Muhammad bin Salam Al Hashmi from the Public Relations Department of the Royal Oman Police (ROP) confirmed that adherence of the general public with the rulings of the Supreme Committee especially regarding the gatherings have yielded positive outcomes.