Oman: COVID-19 movement restrictions on elderly age 60 lifted

Muscat: During the 14th press conference Minister of Health announced the ease in restriction on elderly

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Saeedi, Minister of Health: “the elderly were denied to enter commercial complexes & shops beginning the reopening stage, but now that is stopped.”

1, A specialized team meets every week to review requests for reopening businesses and mosques

2, Shutdown will be considered to the businesses that were allowed to reopen if found violating the precautionary measures.

3, A meeting was held yesterday at the Ministry of Health with relevant bodies at the airport in Oman, a summary of what has been studied will be submitted to the Supreme Committee at its upcoming meeting.

4, The percentage of postive tests (confirmed cases) decreased from 50% at the beginning of July to 17% until yesterday.

5, Inpatients decreased by 33%, inpatients in intensive case decreased by 40%, and mortality decreased by 23%.

6, From now on, we will reply on 3 indicators when monitoring the epidemic, which are: the number of inpatients, the number of intensive care cases and deaths per 100,000 of the population. We will not be relying on the number of daily examinations; this procedures is applied in many countries.

source: omanvscovid19


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