In the report, the ministry restated that it’s still undergoing epidemiological investigation on some recently diagnosed cases to determine how they contracted the coronavirus.
Additionally, it “continues to monitor samples from all suspected cases, as well as monitor all contacts and arrivals from countries experiencing a local spread of the virus.”
Moreover, it affirmed again that all citizens must “adhere to the strict measures issued by the official references and to stay in their houses, except when absolutely necessary.”
The statement highlighted home isolation as a measure of utmost importance at this stage for all citizens.
According to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Public Health, as of Friday, March 20th, 4 of the total recorded cases are considered in critical condition, while the rest are stable.
Furthermore, 8 suspected patients remain in isolation awaiting their COVID-19 test results. Yesterday, the ministry confirmed 16 new COVID-19 positive cases, announcing the total to be 149 as of March 19th.
Also yesterday, Minister Hamad Hasan warned that the coronavirus has reached a more dangerous level. He declared this after he revealed that 6 of the newly-diagnosed COVID-19 patients had caught the virus “from an unknown origin.”
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