Muscat lockdown to last until next week

Access will be restricted until Wednesday April 22

Muscat lockdown to last until next week

The Governorate of Muscat is set to be locked down until next week, the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the developments of coronavirus (COVID-19) has announced.

Control checkpoints will restrict access to Muscat between 10am on Friday April 10 and 10am on Wednesday April 22.

The news comes after the Wilayat of Muttrah was locked down on April 1 until further notice.

The decision was made due to the increase in cases of coronavirus across the Sultanate.

Travel between the governorates has already been restricted, with exceptions for employees in both the private and public sector who cannot work from home, ambulances and emergency vehicles, food transport vehicles, and security service vehicles.

Flights in and out of Oman, with the exception of those to Musandam and air cargo flights, have been suspended since March 29.

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