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Oman to Ban Entry of Visitors from April 8

Oman to Ban Entry of Visitors from April 8

Monday, 5 April, 2021 - 17:15
An empty road is pictured with the Bahwan Mosque in the Omani capital, Muscat, amid a lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on July 27, 2020. (Getty Images)

Oman will only allow citizens and residents to enter the Gulf state from April 8 following an increase in COVID-19 cases that is pressuring the health care system, the country’s coronavirus committee said on Monday.

The committee also extended an evening ban on all commercial activities until the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which is due to start in mid-April this year, according to a statement on state media.

A curfew imposed on March 28 on movement of vehicles and people outdoors between 8 pm and 5 am would be lifted, as scheduled, on April 8 but would be reinstated during the month of Ramadan from 9 pm to 4 am, the statement added.

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