Health sources stressed that, until yesterday noon, the Ministry of Health had not recommended any amendment to the period of quarantine for travelers coming to the country, and that it is still 14 days. The sources said that the list of countries whose nationals are prohibited from entering the country continues as well, and has not undergone any amendment, either by deletion or addition to it.
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Source learned that the Ministry of Health did not recommend (until yesterday) to add or delete any country to the list whose nationals are prohibited from entering the country due to the Coronavirus pandemic, pointing out that the quarantine period prescribed for those coming from travel is still 14 days, as there are more than one proposal The names of countries and the period of quarantine are being studied by health officials, and have not yet been decided upon.
Health officials told that the Ministry of Health is monitoring developments in the epidemiological situation of the virus locally and internationally and is coordinating around the clock with the World Health Organization, to follow up any developments regarding dealing with people with Corona, or even those who have had contact with them, indicating that updates are available at any time. Especially with regard to the period of isolation for the injured, or the quarantine of those in contact with or coming from outside the country.
She stressed the need for citizens and residents to cooperate with the health requirements related to “Corona”, to ensure that the health system and its workers are not overworked since the beginning of the pandemic in late February, pointing to the importance of adhering to social and physical distancing with others, and avoiding touching the eyes, mouth and nose, as well as covering the mouth when Cough, and clean hands regularly.
On the other hand, the sources confirmed that the ministry obtained the approvals of the Central Agency for Public Tenders regarding the import of laboratory materials used as solutions for the devices of the Medical Engineering Department, at a cost of 1.1 million dinars, indicating that the approval was referred to the Audit Bureau to obtain final approvals regarding them.
Regarding the developments of the epidemic in the country, cases continued to rise yesterday, with 787 new cases of the new Corona virus (Covid-19) recorded during the past 24 hours, and thus the total number of cases registered in the country rose to 12,080,080, while 3 deaths were recorded, for a total The deaths recorded as of yesterday, 789 cases.
The spokesman for the ministry, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, said that the number of people receiving medical care in intensive care departments has reached 110 cases, bringing the total number of all cases that have been confirmed to have “Covid-19” disease and are still receiving the necessary medical care 8,211 cases.
Al-Sanad indicated that the number of swabs that were performed during the 24 hours amounted to 6737, bringing the total to 933626.