Oman to shut down its borders from Tuesday

Oman Monday 21/December/2020 15:10 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman to shut down its borders from Tuesday

Muscat: The Supreme Committee, tasked with tackling developments resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, decided to prohibit entry to and exit from the Sultanate via all travel outlets with effect ‬‪from 1 am on ‬‪Tuesday, December 22, 2020 for a period of one week.‬

In its meeting held under the chairmanship of Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, yesterday, the Committee studied announcements made by authorities in different countries around the world about the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant and measures undertaken to protect individuals and societies from the fierce virus attack and fast propagation.

‫ The decision exempts cargo aircraft, ships and trucks. The Committee will continue monitoring the epidemiological situation of the new COVID-19 virus strain and will take appropriate decisions accordingly.

 Such decisions come as part of the ongoing convening of the Supreme Committee and they stem from the panel’s role in protecting individuals and society from the spread of the virus.‬

The Committee prayed to the Almighty Allah to protect all people against all harms.