More than 2,300 people are currently being quarantined in Oman to stop the potential spread of the novel coronavirus, Oman's Minister of Health Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Saeedi said on Monday.

Speaking in this context, Dr. Al Saeedi said, ‘As of 2 March 2020, there are 2,367 patients currently under quarantine procedures. This includes 49 in institutional quarantine and 2,318 in home quarantine’.

Dr. Al Saeedi added: ‘The ministry has further strengthened health procedures at all points of entry and introduced institutional quarantine in all the governorates of the Sultanate, where a number of places have been designated for quarantine, in addition to organisinghome quarantine, particularly for Omani citizens’.

‘The ministry has developed a comprehensive guide on the institutional and home quarantine and is providing the required medical consultation and care for quarantined persons,’ he added. (QNA)

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