Oman To Close Its Borders From 22 December

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The Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic held a meeting on Monday under the chairmanship of Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior.

The Committee studied announcements made by authorities in different countries around the world about the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant and measures undertaken to protect individuals and societies from the fierce virus attack and fast propagation.

The Supreme Committee of Oman decided to (Close All Borders) prohibit entry to and exit from the Sultanate via all travel outlets with effect from 1 am tomorrow, Tuesday, December 22, 2020, for a period of one week.

The decision exempts cargo aircrafts, ships and trucks. The Committee will continue monitoring the epidemiological situation of the new Covid-19 virus strain and will take appropriate decisions accordingly.

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Such decisions come as part of the ongoing convening of the Supreme Committee and they stem from the panel’s role in protecting individuals and society from the spread of the virus.

The Committee prayed to the Almighty Allah to protect all people against all harms.

(Source: Oman Observer)


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