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Covid: Oman bans events, foreign travel; universities opening postponed

Filed on January 27, 2021

(Agencies file)

Earlier, Bahrain announced that schools would be shut for 3 weeks.

Oman on Wednesday prohibited all group events, postponed students' return to universities and advised citizens and residents against foreign travel, in a tightening of measures against the Covid-19 coronavirus, state media said.

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The ban on gatherings include international conferences, sports events and exhibitions, state news agency ONA said, citing a decision by the Gulf state's coronavirus emergency committee.

Oman closed its land borders ten days ago.

This is a developing story.

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