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Oman announces first MERS infection

Omani health authorities have reported the sultanate’s first case of MERS coronavirus, Times of Oman has reported. The patient was admitted to a hospital in Nizwa suffering from a chest infection, said Health Affairs Undersecretary, Mohamed bin Saif al Hosni, without providing more details on the case. Oman is the fourth Gulf country where the strain has been found since it emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012.