Oman must ‘learn to live’ with coronavirus, health minister says as new cases surge

Brian Whitaker
4 min readJun 4, 2020
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During the past week confirmed Covid-19 cases in Oman have risen by 62% and now total more than 13,000. On Wednesday alone, the Gulf state recorded 738 new infections.

Health minister Ahmed al-Saidi blames the increase on people socialising during the Islamic month of Ramadan (24 April-23 May) and the festival of Eid…

Brian Whitaker

Former Middle East editor of the Guardian. Website: Author of 'Arabs Without God'.