Coronavirus: Oman confirms 1,053 new COVID-19 cases as outbreak continues to surge

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Oman reported 1,053 new cases of the deadly coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 77,085, the Ministry of Health said on Monday.

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A total of 952 Omani nationals and 101 non-Omani expatriates tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Nine people died due to complications caused by COVID-19, which brings the virus-related death toll in the country to 393.

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Meanwhile, the number of recoveries in Oman rose to 57,028 after 1,729 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours.

The nationwide lockdown in the Sultanate began on Saturday ahead of the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday as part of efforts to combat the recent surge in coronavirus cases.

The lockdown is set to last until August 8, the Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19 announced last week.

Between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., citizens and residents will not be allowed to leave their homes.

The country also set new travel guidelines for all departing and arriving passengers, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for foreigners.

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