Muscat: The 16th Press conference of the Supreme Committee on Covid-19 Thursday ,24 September 2020
Below are the Speakers in todays meet:
1, H.E Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saeedi
Minister of Health, Member of the Supreme Committee on Covid-19
2, H.E Eng. Said bin Hamood Al maawali
Minister of Transport, Communications & Information Technology.
Member of the Supreme Committee on Covid-19
3, H.E. Dr, Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Zaabi
President of Civil Aviation Authority
Below are the details from the press conference meet: discussion starts
1, Minister of Health: The recovery rate decreased from 94% to 91% due to the increase in Covid-19 cases.
2, Minister of Health: We receive letters and complaints about non-compliance, and some officials have neglected the application of prevention guidelines.
3, Minister of Health: The opening of the first part of the field hospital will take place within the next two weeks, with 100 beds, and the hospital will be expanded to all governorates of the Sultanate.
4, Minister of Health: The reason for the high cases is not a deficiency in the procedures of government institutions or the commitment of individuals, but there are groups that do not adhere to the preventive measures, they continue holding parties in farms, houses, closed places and gathering in beaches and public places.
5, Minister of Health: The Sultanate has reserved 10% of the required vaccinations in the international federation of vaccines and immunization system, we hope to get some doses before the end of this year
6, Minister of Health: There is still no vaccine approved by the World Health Organization, there are some companies that have reached the final stage testing the vaccine
7, Minister of Health: Last week, we lost a health worker due to Coronavirus Covid 19.
8, Minister of Health: There is a circulation of misinformation and rumours that must be refuted, the media should fight malicious and misleading messages and refute them with facts.
9, Minister of Health: The return of employees and the opening of commercial activities is one of the factors causing the spread of the virus, but the main factor in the increase in the number of infected cases is due to lack of compliance with precautionary measures and social distancing.
10, Minister of Health: Please do not share some clips that show methods of treating the virus.
11, Minister of Health: Anyone who has symptoms (fever, cough, blister, cough) Corona is promised until proven otherwise, regardless of whether or not he performed the examination.
12, Minister of Health: Quarantine is mandatory for everyone coming to the Sultanate for a period of 14 days.
13, Minister of Health: Some institutions have returned to the fingerprint system to our knowledge, and this is a directive from the Supreme Committee for institutions that have returned to using the system not to use the fingerprint system, whether governmental, private or military agencies.
14, Minister of Health: Institutions that re-use the fingerprint system for employee attendance must not use it.
15, Minister of Health: The number of infected among our daughters and sons in the health sector is 2848 since the start of the pandemic, 42% of the cases were caused by community infections, 22% of infection cases is believed to be from health institutions.
16, Minister of Health: The deaths are not only for the elderly or those with chronic diseases, we have lost people in the age of 15 years.
17, Minister of Health: For how long will we expand into the intensive care beds while we still do not adhere to the preventive measures.
18, Minister of Health: The most important indicators for knowing the seriousness of the epidemic do not include the number of examinations that are conducted, but rather the number of hospitalizations and intensive care cases.
19, Minister of Health: We will not put anyone’s life at risk.
The school year has been postponed to November 1st and we have more than a month to view the extent to which the current situation have changed
To return to study, a team was formed from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and is in contact with the Higher Committee.
20, Dr.. Seif al-Abri: Anyone coming to Oman should download Tarassud Plus+ app a surveillance program and perform a PCR test.
21, Minister of Health: Herbal medicine has not been approved by the World Health Organization yet and is still under study.
22, Minister of Health: With regard to places of worship, there is a joint committee between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, and it is up to the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs to determine the appropriate date for the opening of mosques.
23, Minister of Health:Yesterday, the number of inpatients in intensive care units cases was 9, and the total number reached 185
24, Minister of Health: The number of individuals in domestic isolation exceeded 36,0000 while the number of individuals in institutions isolation was 203
25, Minister of Health: The main factor of the high number of infected cases is the lack of compliance with the procedures, particularly wearing face masks, maintaining physical distancing, observing hand hygiene an sneezing and coughing etiquettes.
26, Minister of Health: The media has been playing an assisting role since the beginning of the pandemic we thank them for their efforts and we ask them to continue their awareness efforts
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