Oman urges public to wear masks while exercising outside

Whether you’re walking, cycling or jogging, you must wear a mask

Oman urges public to wear masks while exercising outside

Oman is urging citizens and residents to wear masks while exercising outside.

While answering frequently asked questions about coronavirus on Twitter, the government of Oman revealed that walkers, bikers and other exercises must wear a mask.

Those who do not will be slapped with an OMR20 fine, and will be detained for 48 hours.

Face masks became compulsory to wear in public on May 19 following a decision from the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the developments of coronavirus (COVID-19).

A number of restrictions have been imposed in recent weeks, including a lockdown of the governorate of Muscat between April 10 and May 29, and a ban on dine-in options at restaurants and cafes.

Travel between the governorates has also been restricted, and gatherings for Ramadan were prohibited.

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