Live Supreme Committee: There is no plans to close the airport or stop flights from any destination for the moment.

Muscat: The 27th press conference of the Supreme Committee in charge of examining a mechanism for dealing with developments resulting from the spread of the Corona virus, Covid 19, began.

Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health, receives the third dose of the anti-Covid 19 vaccine, to enhance the level of protection for the most vulnerable groups from the virus.

Minister of Health: There is no intention to close the airport or stop flights from any destination for the moment.

Minister of Heath: There is a difference between the third dose and the booster dose.

Minister of Health: The third dose is not a booster, but it is necessary for people with diseases or those receiving treatment that lowers immunity, such as cancer and HIV.

Minister of Health: A decision will be issued soon on the penalties to be imposed on anyone who enters government and commercial institutions without taking the vaccine

Minister of Health: The current situation in the Sultanate of Oman is reassuring, but the virus has not disappeared and there are reports of new variants, especially in European countries.

Minister of Health: The ban on holding events is still in effect, and the concerned regulatory authorities must take the necessary measures to ensure that the Supreme Committee guidelines are followed.

Minister of Health: The Supreme Committee is following up the situation at the national, regional and international levels, and there is concern about another wave

Minister of Health: The imams of mosques should tell worshipers to maintain social distance and take precautionary measures

Minister of Health: We hope that we do not have to close activities again. The matter is in our hands, so everyone must bear his or her responsibility.

Minister of Health: There is no consensus on issuing health passport for citizens of Gulf countries, and there are reservations

Minister of Health: A working group has been formed by the ministries of Education and Health for vaccination campaign in the educational sector

Minister of Health: Vaccine will be like the one given for the seasonal influenza. It’s time for the booster dose

Minister of Health: The Sultanate of Oman submitted a request to exempt the citizens of the GCC countries from PCR tests and no decision has been taken

Ministry of Health: The rates for PCR tests in the Sultanate are cheaper compared to many countries and it is one of the reasons for the spread of virus in Europe

Minister of Health: The third dose given in Oman will be that of Pfizer vaccine, regardless of the first two doses. Expert consultation needed if the person needs AstraZeneca vaccine as the third dose.

Minister of Health: There are two types of COVID19 tests in Oman – results in 4 hours or results in 12 to 16 hours. MOH trying to reduce prices as much as possible.

Minister of Health: The decisions of the SC is still valid for those coming to the Sultanate of Oman – two doses of the vaccine, PCR tests before leaving the country of origin, or upon arrival in the Sultanate.

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