Undersecretaries of GCC Ministries of Health held their sixth meeting via videoconferencing on June 8 to discuss the latest developments relating to COVID-19. Dr. Mohammed bin Saif al-Hosni, Undersecretary of Ministry of Health for Health Affairs represented the Sultanate in the meeting, according to Oman News Agency
Among other things laboratory tests to diagnose COVID-19 cases, steps taken to protect health workers and the financial impacts of the pandemic on the health sector were discussed. The officials also discussed treatment protocols, testing mechanism and assessed the current situation in the member states.
The GCC undersecretaries praised the efforts and contributions of health workers in tackling the pandemic, as well as the cooperation of citizens, official and civil authorities in overcoming these exceptional circumstances.
The undersecretaries urged all GCC citizens and residents to implement the infection control standards, avoid attending social gatherings and adhere to preventive safety measures. They also stressed the importance of taking information from reliable sources and ignore rumors and news emanating from unofficial social media channels.