Oman’s news agency ONA said on Sunday that the countries land borders will remain closed for another week until February 8 to in view of the increase daily Covid-19 cases.
The decision has come from the Sultanate’s Supreme Committee that tackle the coronavirus situations. The decision was made after the Sultanate has recently seen increasing Ccovid-19 cases.
The Ministry of Health reported 598 Covid cases, with 4 new strain’s cases on Sunday.
The ministry attributed the increasing cases to lax adherence to wearing face masks and avoiding large social gatherings.
The Sultanate received Sunday 100,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from the Republic of India.
Omani Health Minister Dr Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi stated that the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine is effective, safe and its results have been laboratory confirmed, adding that it is important to have an interval of at least four weeks between the first and second dose of the vaccine.
The Sultanate reported the total of 134,326 COVID-19 cases while the total number of deaths reached 1,529, and the recoveries reached 126,854, bringing the recoveries rate to 94.4 per cent.