Oman closes land border, parks and seashores as vaccine rollout continues

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Feb 11, 2021

Oman has prolonged its border closure and applied different measures to curb the unfold of the coronavirus. The sultanate can be making progress administering vaccine doses.

The Supreme Committee for combating the coronavirus stated on Wednesday that each one land borders will stay closed “till further notice.” Omani residents wishing to return by land will want to take action earlier than Feb. 21 at 10:00 a.m., after which they won’t be allowed in. Trucks will proceed to be allowed to enter, the state-run Oman News Agency reported.

The committee declared folks coming into by way of air, sea or land will now have to quarantine in a state facility at their very own value as a consequence of folks breaching the earlier voluntary quarantine rules. All seashores and public parks may even shut on Thursday. Places of enterprise should additionally cut back capability by 50% beginning on Friday, amongst numerous different new restrictions, in response to the company.

Oman is registering a number of hundred circumstances a day, which is lower than earlier months. The sultanate doesn’t launch the entire quantity of its every day infections, nevertheless. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health reported 25 virus-related hospitalizations within the final 24 hours, however the ministry didn’t specify the entire variety of new circumstances.

Oman beforehand closed its land border on Jan. 17 for one week. That closure is now indefinite.