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Coronavirus

Oman suspends travel from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh due to COVID-19

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Oman will bar entry to arrivals from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh starting April 24, as part of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Omani state television reported on Wednesday.

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The Gulf country's cases continue to rise and have reached 183,770 as of April 21, according to the Ministry of Health. A total of 163,750 have recovered and the death toll hit 1,926.

Authorities recently imposed restrictions for the holy month of Ramadan to try and slow the spread.

A ban on movement of vehicles and people outdoors was reinstated with the start of Ramadan.

All commercial activities, Ramadan gatherings, such as group Iftars and tents, were all prohibited as well.

With Reuters

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