A dengue fever scare has hit Muscat after three persons were confirmed to have contracted the virus in Oman. While the vector-borne illness is not new to Oman, most of the cases previously were imported - patients were bitten elsewhere and displayed signs of the illness on returning.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Sunday that the medical examination fee for renewal of expatriate resident cards will cost RO30 from February 1, 2019. The existing fee for the same is RO10.
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has conferred Al Numan Order (First Class) on Yu Fulong, the outgoing Ambassador of China to Oman in appreciation of his efforts in serving the good relations binding the two countries.
Mwasalat opened an RO1mn integrated bus service and maintenance station in Azaiba on Sunday. The opening ceremony of the station, was held under the patronage of H E Eng Salim bin Mohammed al Nuaimi, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The Ministry of Higher Education has barred Waljat College of Applied Sciences (WCAS) from admitting new students.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has issued a statement welcoming the outcomes reached by Yemeni parties during the negotiations that took place in Sweden. The talks were held under the United Nations with the support of the international community.
The State Council approved the third ordinary session of the fourth annual session of the sixth period recently. The session saw the ratification of the proposal on ‘Protecting children from accidents’. It was also decided to form a technical drafting committee to incorporate the views of the council members.
The Fisheries Development Department in the wilayat of Sohar, in cooperation with the Local Committee for Sea Traditions, on Sunday celebrated the opening of ice-making unit in Majees village. It was held under the auspices of H E Dr Hamad bin Said al Oufi, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for Fisheries.