Oman lifts all Covid-19 precautionary measures

The sultanate has registered nearly 4 million infections and more than 4,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began

Omanis gather as goods are sold in preparation for the Eid al-Fitr holiday at Surur area in Oman's governorate of Samail, about 80 ks southwest of Muscat on April 28, 2022. AFP
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Oman on Sunday announced the lifting of all precautionary measures against Covid-19 in all places and for all activities.

The decision by the sultanate's supreme committee tasked with tackling the coronavirus pandemic was accompanied by a call for people to continue practices to reduce the risk of infection.

Members of the public should continue to adhere to preventive health measures and to stay home and isolate if they develop a fever or respiratory symptoms. They should also wear a mask in case of contact with a positive case, according to a statement released by the Oman News Agency (ONA).

"The Supreme Committee urges everyone, especially the elderly, people with chronic diseases and those with immunodeficiency, to adhere to wearing a mask in closed places and for citizens and residents to receive the booster dose of the vaccine," the committee said.

There have been 389,943 infections and 4,260 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Oman since the pandemic began, according to Reuters data.

Updated: May 23, 2022, 4:57 AM