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Public urged to be wary amid rising ILI cases

James Kon

The public is reminded to take preventative measures for respiratory infections as the Sultanate is seeing a slight increase in influenza-like illness (ILI) in the past two weeks.

This was said by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference.

He said preventative measures include isolating oneself during the period of symptoms; wearing a face mask; and frequent handwashing with soap or disinfectant.

The minister said the measures are similar to those for COVID-19.

“We hope the public cooperates and continues to upload antigen rapid test (ART) results – whether positive or negative – to the BruHealth app,” said the minister.

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