Coronavirus: Oman to impose movement ban starting from Oct. 11

An empty neighborhood is pictured in the Omani capital Muscat. (File photo: AFP)

Oman will be imposing an overnight curfew in the country from October 11 to 24, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s committee for countering COVID-19 announced on Friday.

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All public places and retail stores will be closed during those times, while public beaches will be closed all day.

Anyone who violates the lockdown will be reprimanded and their picture will be published on social media, authorities said.

The decision comes amid increasing numbers of daily reported infections.

The death toll in Oman has surpassed 1,000 and 104,129 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded so far.

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Last Update: Friday, 09 October 2020 KSA 16:24 - GMT 13:24
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