Oman bans entry from 10 countries to curb coronavirus spread

The countries are: Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Muscat is the largest city in Oman and the center of government and business.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Muscat is the largest city in Oman and the center of government and business.

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DUBAI, - Oman will not allow people from 10 countries to enter the country for 15 days to curb the spread of the coronavirus, in particular certain mutated strains, the Gulf state's coronavirus committee said on Tuesday.

The countries are: Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia. The decision is effective from Thursday.

(Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Christian Schmollinger) ((lisa.barrington@thomsonreuters.com;))

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