The JN.1 variant of COVID-19 has been detected in several cases in Oman, according to a senior official.
The official, from the Ministry of Health, confirmed that most of these Covid patients had a mild infection and that all of them have recovered.
“The Sultanate of Oman takes all necessary surveillance and prevention measures throughout the year. The global spread of the new variant of Covid-19 JN.1 does not pose a significant risk to public health,” the official added.
The official also said that the JN.1 Covid-19 variant is an interesting mutant with mild symptoms. There is no increase in the rate of hospitalisation in intensive care or wards currently.