Oman reports 10 new coronavirus cases, 20 recoveries

26 cases of local transmissions were recorded in the fourth week due to contact with previous cases. (Shutterstock)
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Updated 26 March 2020

Oman reports 10 new coronavirus cases, 20 recoveries

  • Oman’s health ministry also reported the recovery of 20 patients
  • More than 3,000 patients have been tested for the new coronavirus

DUBAI: Oman has reported 10 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 109, Omani press reported on Thursday.
Oman’s health ministry also reported the recovery of 20 patients.
“Our goal was to achieve a slowdown in the spread of infections and this is what we were able to do,” the health ministry said in statement.
Seven out of the 109 cases are in intensive care unit, the ministry added.
Meanwhile, the ministry said more than 3,000 patients have been tested for the new coronavirus.
“We have received more than 3,000 checks since the beginning of the discovery of the first case in the Sultanate of Covid-19,” Dr. Amina Jardaniah, the Director of the Central Public Health Laboratories Department, said.
The Ministry also said there were no record of local transmission in the first three weeks. But 26 cases of local transmissions were recorded in the fourth week due to contact with previous cases.


Fire breaks out at petrochemical facility in southwest Iran

Updated 12 July 2020

Fire breaks out at petrochemical facility in southwest Iran

  • The fire was caused by an oil leak but did not lead to any casualties or financial damage

A fire broke out at a facility belonging to the Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company in southwest Iran but was quickly contained, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, citing a local official.
The fire was caused by an oil leak but did not lead to any casualties or financial damage, Mohsen Beyranvand, the governor of Mahshahr county said, according to IRNA.
Beyranvand described the fire as minor and said it was put out in less than ten minutes.
There have been several explosions around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.
A gas explosion shook a residential building in Iran’s capital Tehran on Saturday, injuring one person, the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted the city fire department as saying.
A chlorine gas leak occurred at a unit of the Karoon petrochemicals plant near the port of Bandar Imam Khomeini on the Gulf on July 4, injuring dozens, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported. (Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh, editing by Louise Heavens)