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Muscat to go into lockdown from Friday until April 22

The lockdown will ban all traffic from entering or leaving Muscat

Muscat to go into lockdown from Friday until April 22

The lockdown will ban all traffic from entering or leaving Muscat.

Oman’s Supreme Committee, which is overseeing the sultanate’s efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, has announced that Muscat will go into lockdown from tomorrow (Friday, April 10).

The lockdown will ban all traffic from entering or leaving the governorate. The committee said it will come into effect at 10am on Friday and last until Wednesday April 22. 

In addition to the lockdown, all schools will be closed, with a programme of online education being rolled out.

The decision was announced after meeting at the Interior Ministry and comes after previously announced lockdowns in the Wilayat of Muttrah since April 1.

Oman announced 12 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number to 419.

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