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Oman orders two-week night curfew, shuts all beaches

Oman orders two-week night curfew, shuts all beaches

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Oman has ordered a two-week night curfew starting from October 11 to curb the growing spread of Covid-19 in the country, the Supreme Committee handling the Covid-19 crises announced on Friday.

The nationwide curfew – including prohibition of movement and lockdown of all public places and commercial outlets – will run from 8pm to 5am. It will be in place until October 24.

All beaches in the country will also be closed until further notice, the committee said in a statement.

Some businesses and activities that failed to adhere to precautionary guidelines will also be closed, it said, without naming them.

“Names and pictures of offenders who violate the instructions will be published in the media,” the statement said.

“The Supreme Committee urges all, particularly young people, to fully abide by precautionary measures at the individual and collective level. All should refrain from family and social gatherings,” it added.

Oman has recorded over 104,100 Covid-19 infections so far with over 1,000 deaths. Daily new cases have been rising since the end of August.

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