Coronavirus: Oman reports 3 new cases, total of 55 with 17 recoveries

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Oman reported three new cases of coronavirus in the country on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 55 with 17 recoveries.

The announcement was made via Oman's Ministry of Health on its official Twitter account. The ministry also reiterated health guidelines to maintain good hygiene and follow social distancing rules.

Oman previously banned the entry of non-GCC citizens through all land, sea and air ports from March 17 onwards. It has also closed all public parks, stop all public gatherings such as weddings and funerals, and stop holding Friday prayers in mosques.

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