All commercial activities in Oman will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. local time in the period from March 4 to March 20, as part of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Oman State TV reported on Monday.
Authorities also decided to extend distance learning for public schools from March 7 through March 11, during which conditions will be evaluated, according to the official Oman News Agency (ONA).
Health authorities have stressed the seriousness of this stage in which the virus is spreading nationally and internationally, while urging everyone to comply with preventative measures and to avoid gatherings “that have been scientifically proven to cause a large and dangerous outbreak of infection.”
Oman's Ministry of Health has confirmed 141,808 total cases with 94 percent having recovered as of March 1. The death toll reached 1,577.