First two cases of coronavirus reported in Oman

File photo of the streets of Muscat, Oman. (File photo: AFP)

Oman on Monday reported its first two cases of coronavirus, and halted flights to and from Iran with immediate effect, authorities and reports said.

Two Omani women who had returned from Iran – which is battling the deadliest outbreak outside China – were diagnosed with the disease and were in a stable condition, state TV reported.

The civil aviation authority said in a tweet that it was “suspending all civilian flights between the sultanate and the Islamic Republic of Iran starting today and until further notice.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02