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Oman will ban travel between all its governorates from July 25 to Aug. 8, a period that includes Eid Al Adha holidays, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, state news agency ONA said on Tuesday.
A statement from the Health Ministry described the measure as a "total lockdown" of all governorates.
The Gulf state will also implement a daily curfew from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am during the period.
Shops and public spaces will be closed during the hours of curfew.
Oman, a country of 4.7 million people, recorded 1,458 new case of infection on Tuesday and 11 deaths, taking the total tally to 69,887 cases and 337 deaths.
Oman introduced lockdowns in March in some regions such as Muscat, Dhofar, Duqm and some tourist towns. Since April, it has gradually allowed commercial centres to reopen and lifted the lockdown in the Muscat region, which includes the capital.
Air and land borders have been closed, except for repatriation. Last week, the government said it would start allowing citizens fly abroad after applying for permission.
Oman will on Saturday lift a domestic ban on travel between provinces, imposed on July 25 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, the state news agency ONA said on Wednesday.
With the spread of the virus rampant, most everything in Bangladesh was ordered shut on July 1, from markets to mass transportation. Soldiers and border guards patrolled the streets and thousands were arrested and sent to jail for violating the lockdown.
A year ago, India had observed what Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a people’s curfew, marking the start of a chaotic nationwide lockdown in a bid to contain the virus. With 11.6 million cases, India is now the worst-affected country after the United States and Brazil.
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