Oman’s Eid coronavirus lockdown lifted, but night-time ban on businesses and movement stays

Previous lockdowns in the Sultanate have contributed to a considerable decline in COVID-19 cases

  
A general view of the Muscat skyline on November 18, 2014 in Muscat, Oman. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A general view of the Muscat skyline on November 18, 2014 in Muscat, Oman. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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DUBAI: Oman on Saturday lifted its total lockdown of the country during the Eid holidays, but the night-time closure of commercial activities as well as movement restrictions on people and vehicles remain in place.

Authorities earlier extended the evening ban on businesses and travel, from 5 p.m. until 4 a.m., until the end of the month as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus in the sultanate.

Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Sa’eedi, the health of Oman, earlier explained that previous lockdowns in the Sultanate have contributed to a considerable decline in COVID-19 cases.

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