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Oman imposes night curfew from March 28 as Covid cases surge

MUSCAT, 24 days ago

Oman has announced closure of all commercial activities and a ban on movement of people and vehicles from 8 pm to 5 am with effect from Sunday (March 28) till April 8 owing to the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, according to Oman News Agency (ONA).
 
The Supreme Committee of Oman on Covid-19 took note of the surge in daily cases and the growing number of patients admitted to hospitals and intensive care units and the unfortunate spike in deaths, stated the report.
 
As per the latest official data, the sultanate had recorded 11 deaths in 24 hours bringing the Covid death toll to 1,644.
 
The Supreme Committee warned that it will take a series of tougher and more comprehensive measures that might culminate into lockdown and total ban on movement during the above-mentioned period, reported the ONA.
 
The panel also decided to continue with online classes for all students of government schools till April 8, except Class 12 students, who have to stick to the Blended Learning System, it added.



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