Muscat city
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Dubai: Oman’s Ministry of Health announced on Friday 50 new confirmed cases with Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in the Sultanate to 1069.

The new cases include 26 Omanis and 24 expats.

The ministry said that Oman has so far reported 5 deaths from the novel virus and 176 recoveries.

The ministry called upon members of the public to adhere to the isolation procedures by staying in an isolated room with an attached toilet and serving the isolated person from outside the room as instructed.

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

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