Oman bans entry of non-GCC citizens


Oman, GCC, coronavirus, covid-19

Dubai - Friday prayers have been suspended.

By Reuters

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Published: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 6:29 PM

Last updated: Mon 16 Mar 2020, 8:34 PM

Oman will suspend the entry of non-Gulf Arab citizens to the sultanate as of Tuesday as part of measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, state media reported.

The government also ordered the suspension of Friday prayers, a ban on social gatherings such as weddings and funerals and the closure of public parks.

It was also decided to apply quarantine on everyone arriving in the Sultanate through all land, sea and air ports.

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