Oman to Reclose Land Borders to Curb COVID-19

Published January 18th, 2021 - 11:00 GMT
Oman to Reclose Land Borders to Curb COVID-19
The committee also stressed that violators of the measures will not be tolerated. (Shutterstock)
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The measure will come into effect from 6 pm (1400 GMT) on Monday and can be extended for longer than the initial one week closure, ONA said, citing a decision by the country's coronavirus emergency committee.
Oman is to close its land borders for one week starting Monday to curb the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency ONA said on Sunday.
 

The measure will come into effect from 6 pm (1400 GMT) on Monday and can be extended for longer than the initial one week closure, ONA said, citing a decision by the country's coronavirus emergency committee.

 

The committee also stressed that violators of the measures will not be tolerated.

 

”An increasing number of citizens and residents have observed complacency in adhering to the precautionary measures adopted by the competent authorities, especially not wearing masks and holding gatherings with large numbers of people for social events in tents and other things, which may cause the virus to spread in the community,” a statement by the committee read.

 

”The Supreme Committee affirms that the concerned authorities continue to follow up on violators of its decisions and punish them, to protect community members from this disease, and to preserve what has been achieved," it added.


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