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Oman’s land borders to remain closed until further notice

Oman’s land borders will remain closed until further notice, as the Supreme Committee on Sunday cited increasing cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“The Committee, with a view to supporting the health system and helping it cope with the situation, decided to maintain the closure of land checkpoints for entry into the Sultanate till further notice,” it said in a statement posted on Oman News Agency (ONA).

Describing the number of daily COVID-19, the Committee said: “The increase is alarming.” It laid emphasis on the significance of protecting society and individuals against infection.

Meanwhile, the Committee has allowed entry of Omani nationals abroad who are wishing to come back home via its land borders.

However, they are required to undergo a 7-day mandatory health quarantine, in addition to other measures imposed on incoming travelers.

As of Sunday, February 7, 2021, Oman’s total number of confirmed cases has reached 135,674.

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