Coronavirus: Oman to reopen mosques after closure due to COVID-19

Muslim children distribute chocolates at the end of the morning Eid al-Adha prayer outside a mosque in the Omani capital Muscat on September 12, 2016. (AFP)

Oman will reopen mosques in the country on November 15, with strict measures in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to state media.

Oman will restart international flights on Thursday, after they were suspended in March as part of coronavirus precautions.

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“Flights will be scheduled according to health data for specific destinations and according to bilateral agreements with other airlines,” ONA said.

On August 18, Oman allowed the reopening of tourist and international restaurants, as well as gyms and swimming pools located in hotels, under certain regulations and requirements, as the country seeks to ease coronavirus measures.

Indian nationals residing in Oman, wearing face masks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, queue with their luggage at the check-in counter at a terminal in Muscat International Airport ahead of their repatriation flight from the Omani capital, on May 12, 2020. (AFP)

Indian nationals residing in Oman, wearing face masks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, queue with their luggage at the check-in counter at a terminal in Muscat International Airport ahead of their repatriation flight from the Omani capital, on May 12, 2020. (AFP)

Oman has so far recorded 95,907 coronavirus infections and 885 deaths.

The number of recorded novel coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states surpassed 800,000 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally.

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Last Update: Monday, 28 September 2020 KSA 17:01 - GMT 14:01
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