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Oman to close land borders for a week

MUSCAT, January 18, 2021

Oman’s Supreme Committee said that the land borders of the Sultanate will be closed for one week, extendable, from today (January 18), starting from 6 pm, a media report said.

The move comes after the committee reviewed the report of the specialized technical team on the spread of the new Covid-19 strain and means of protecting all individuals of society against the disease, in general, and the new variant in particular, reported Oman News Agency (ONA).

A growing rate of lenience has been observed among citizens and individuals in implementing precautionary measures approved by the authorities concerned, the committee observed.

It has been noticed that social events drew about large gatherings in tents and other venues, making it possible for the virus to spread among segments of society, it said.

The committee said that the authorities concerned are pressing ahead with ambushing offenders and imposing fines against those who breach its decisions. The decisions seek to protect society and individuals against the disease and to maintain the level of safety.

Earlier, a remarkable decline has been observed in the number of deaths and rates of patients admitted in hospitals and Intensive Care Units, the report said.


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