Oman to enter strict lockdown as the country reports a Coronavirus spike
Oman to enter strict lockdown as the country reports a Coronavirus spike

Oman to head into strict Coronavirus lockdown from July 25

Oman has declared a full lockdown lasting for two weeks after the sultanate reported a spike in new Coronavirus infections.

A supreme committee tasked with tacking Covid-19 said that the country-wide lockdown will be in effect from July 25 until August 8. Which means the Oman lockdown will also include the Eid Al Adha holiday.

All public places and shops will be closed from 7 pm to 6 am daily and all movement will be banned. The lockdown will be enforced by security patrols and control checkpoints according to Omani news agency ONA. The lockdown will also include all prayers including over Eid.

Over a thousand daily cases

Oman registered 1,487 new Coronavirus cases on July 21 alongside 11 Covid-19-related deaths. Oman has now recorded 46,608 cases in total since the pandemic began.

Vaccine hope!

Meanwhile over in the UAE, volunteers can now register to be try out the UAE’s Covid-19 vaccine which has just entered the last phase of its clinical trials.

Volunteers to try the inactivated vaccine in Abu Dhabi need to be between 18 and 60 years old and can be any nationality. If selected, you’ll then be go for a medical check-up, and if that’s approved, on to make history!

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, was the first individual to be administered the Phase III inactivated vaccine for COVID-19.

If you want to volunteer, register your details here or call 02 819 1111.