Coronavirus: Oman records 372 new cases, total infections surpass 6,000

Omani men pass in front of Tim Hortons in City Center Mall in Muscat. (File photo: Reuters)

Oman recorded 372 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 6,043, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday.

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The new cases include 152 Omani citizens and 220 non-Omani expatriates.

Currently, the virus-related death toll in Oman is 27. Meanwhile, the number of recoveries rose to 1,661.

Oman on Monday banned all social gatherings relating to Eid al-Fitr and violators will be fined or jailed.

Eid prayers, livestock auctions, family visits, and group celebrations will be prohibited during the holiday as part of efforts to curb the coronavirus outbreak, the committee added.

The Royal Oman Police has been authorized to monitor the public’s compliance and issue fines or jail penalties for violations, according to the committee.

The ministry urged the public to adhere to precautionary measures at all times to ensure their health and safety.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 15:39 - GMT 12:39
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