In line with the rapid developments related to the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) globally, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced on Monday a number of additional measures to monitor and detect any suspected cases, and has implemented all recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in this regard.
The Ministry said in a press statement that due to the increasing cases discovered in both South Korea and Iran and the monitoring of new cases in a number of countries in the region, coordination has been made with the concerned authorities to examine all travelers coming from countries that have recorded a significant increase in the outbreak of the virus.
The Ministry added that a number of residential buildings equipped with all the amenities have been prepared to host the persons who meet the quarantine standards, while continuing to screen people who show fever and respiratory symptoms to be transferred to the Communicable Disease Center, to do the necessary checks and provide the appropriate treatment.
The Ministry of Public Health affirmed its keenness to maintain high alert in the health sector to detect, isolate and report any suspected cases, as well as raise the degree of preparedness in combating the transmission of infection in hospitals and health centers.
The Ministry stressed that it is closely following the developments of the epidemic around the clock, and recommended the necessity of maintaining the basic preventive measures by community members, and postponing traveling to China, South Korea, Iran, Singapore, Japan and Italy.
The Ministry of Public Health confirmed that no cases have yet been registered with the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), and renewed its commitment to the principle of transparency in communicating the facts to all members of society.
The rapid response team in the Ministry of Public Health operates around the clock and receives any communications or inquiries related to communicable diseases on the hotline numbers 66740951 or 66740948.
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