The Omani News Agency said yesterday that the Sultanate of Oman will lift, as of Saturday, the restrictions of inter-governorate transfers, which it had imposed on July 25, to limit the spread of the Corona virus during the Eid al-Adha holiday.

From Saturday, Oman will also reduce curfew hours, from nine in the evening until five in the morning for a week, instead of seven in the evening until six in the morning. The complete closure will remain in force in the Dhofar Governorate in the south, until further notice.

Oman, with a population of 4.7 million, has recorded nearly 80,000 cases of coronavirus, including 421 deaths.

And the Sultanate imposed measures of general isolation, in March, in some areas, such as: Muscat, Dhofar and Duqm, and some tourist cities. Since April, Oman has allowed reopening of commercial centers, and the lifting of some restrictions gradually.

But she tightened the procedures, during the long Eid holiday, following an increase in injuries in June.

• The Sultanate imposed public isolation measures in March.

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