Cairo: Oman Sunday recorded 15 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s infection total to 167.
The latest patients are eight linked to travel and five others who were in touch with other patients, the Health Ministry said in an update without disclosing the nationalities of the infected.
The two other cases are being investigated. Of the overall 167 cases, 23 have recovered, the ministry added, according to Oman’s official news agency.
Omani authorities have taken a series of precautions to prevent the spread of the highly infectious ailment in the country.
They include suspending flights, stopping the issuance of tourist visas and all sporting events as well as banning the entry of tourist vessels to the Sultanate’s ports.
The country has banned public gatherings and stopped printing all publications for the same reason.