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Oman imposes weeklong border lockdown from Monday

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Muscat: The Omani Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from Covid-19 pandemic decided to keep land borders of the Oman closed for one renewable week effective from Monday 6 pm.

This came as the committee on Sunday reviewed the report of the specialised technical team on the spread of the new Covid-19 strain, according to the Oman News Agency.

The committee also observed growing rate of lenience among citizens and individuals in implementing precautionary measures approved by the authorities concerned.

The committee also warned about imposing fines on those who breach the norms prescribed to prevent the pandemic as it noticed that social events drew about large gatherings in tents and other venues, making it possible for the virus to spread among segments of society.

(With inputs from ONA and WAM)

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