Oman to impose curfew, lockdown in cities during Muslim Eid

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OMAN says it will impose a curfew from July 25 until Aug. 8, in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the official Oman News Agency reported on Tuesday.

The period includes the Muslim holiday of Eidul Adha, which would begin on July 31 and last for four days.

The curfew would be in place from 7 p.m (1500 GMT) to 6 a.m during this period, with all public places and commercial shops being shut down during these hours.

The Gulf state would also ban travel and introduce a total lockdown between provinces during that period.

A ban on gatherings, including Eid markets, prayers, and celebrations, would remain in place, according to the report.

The Sultanate had recorded a total of 68,887 coronavirus infections and 337 deaths so far. (dpa/NAN)

– Jul. 21, 2020 @ 14:25 GMT |

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