Wuhan virus: Accommodation providers put up notice

Azlan Othman

Hotels and backpack hostels in the Sultanate have advised travellers from China to show their health document that confirms that they are free of the Wuhan virus infection upon registration.

Several hotels also pasted notices from the Department of Health Services of the Ministry of Health informing visitors to report to the Registration Counter of the Health Centre should they get fever and travelled to China within the past 14 days or visited a patient with confirmed or suspected Wuhan coronavirus within the past 14 days.

China’s National Health Commission said yesterday the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in the country had risen to 132, with 26 new deaths as of Tuesday, with another 1,459 new cases confirmed.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in China stands at 5,974, the authority said in a statement.

The health body said they were also monitoring more than 9,000 suspected cases of the virus. The spike in numbers comes even as Beijing reiterated its confidence in containing the disease.

Notice from the Ministry of Health
Tourists wear face mask upon arriving to the country. PHOTOS: AZLAN OTHMAN