Oman's Ministry of Health advises residents to leave kids at home during errands

It’s part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus

Oman's Ministry of Health advises residents to leave kids at home during errands

Oman’s Ministry of Health has advised residents to leave their kids at home while running errands outside of the home.

The advice is part of precautionary measures intended to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Sultanate.

Kids are also being advised to not play with their neighbours, and keep a distance of at least two metres from others.

Oman’s Ministry of Education decided to end the school year early this month, with kids taking part in remote learning for the last time on May 7.

Schools themselves shut their doors on March 15, and it is unclear when normal schooling will resume.

Other measures being taken to stop the spread of the coronavirus include the lockdown of Muscat, which is set to continue until May 29.

Ramadan gatherings have also been prohibited. 

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