New Covid variant: Oman registers first case in UK traveller

Muscat - Oman reopened its land, air and sea borders on December 29, after a one-week shutdown.



By Reuters

Published: Tue 5 Jan 2021, 5:41 PM

Last updated: Tue 5 Jan 2021, 5:50 PM

Oman has registered its first case of a highly contagious coronavirus variant that emerged in Britain, in a resident who arrived from the UK, the health ministry said on Tuesday

The resident developed respiratory symptoms in quarantine, despite testing negative before travelling, the ministry said in a statement carried on Oman’s state news agency.

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Oman reopened its land, air and sea borders on December 29, after a one-week shutdown over the new variant. A negative COVID-19 polymerase test is required for people arriving from abroad at any of Oman’s airports.


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