Oman Reports First Two Cases of Omicron COVID-19 Variant

Oman’s Health Ministry said two citizens tested positive for the Omicron COVID-19 variant, and urged people to follow mitigation measures to curb the spread of the variant.

The ministry said the two individuals had just returned from trips abroad. However, it did not specify from which country and when they entered Oman. 

They are now stable and being subject to further health checks, it added. 

The health ministry urged the  Oman people to fully abide by preventive measures like wearing masks, maintaining social distance, avoiding crowded places, and washing hands.

Everyone aged over 18 is also being encouraged to take up the offer of a COVID-19 booster shot “available at primary care institutions,” the media outlet said. 

According to WHO, Oman has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the Middle East with over five million doses – Oman has over 300,000 official cases of COVID-19 and around 4,000 related deaths.

The WHO confirmed that 63 countries across the globe have reported their cases of the Omicron variant.


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