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Coronavirus: Oman to close land ports starting Monday due to COVID-19

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Oman said on Sunday it will close its land ports starting on Monday to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to the official Oman News Agency.

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The measure will come into effect from 6 p.m. (1400 GMT) on Monday and can be extended for longer than the initial one week closure, ONA said, citing a decision by the Gulf state’s coronavirus emergency committee.

In December, Oman had launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, with the sultanate’s health minister receiving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

- With Reuters

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