Coronavirus: Oman extends land border closure to curb Covid-19 outbreak

Dubai - The borders were closed last week because of concerns about a new coronavirus variant.



By Reuters

Published: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 4:57 PM

Oman will extend the close of its land borders for another week until Feb. 1, to curb the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency ONA said on Sunday, citing a decision by the Gulf state’s coronavirus emergency committee.

The borders were closed last week because of concerns about a new coronavirus variant, although it did not specify which one, as well as due to lax adherence inside the sultanate to wearing face masks and avoiding large social gatherings.

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