Muscat, August 8, 2020 — Oman’s Ministry of Health on Saturday announced 290 new coronaviruses, COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Sultanate to 81,357. The Oman news agency ONA quoted the ministry as saying that the country had also recorded 509 deaths as a result of the disease so far. “So far, 73,481 patients have recovered from the virus in Oman,” the ministry added.
The decision is part of the new guidelines tonight issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs here to unlock Phase 4, which will take effect from September 1. Urban metro services will be allowed to resume operations from September 7 under the new guidelines.
Sports, social and religious events are allowed with a maximum of 100 people starting September 21. Schools and institutions of higher education will continue to be closed until September 30.
Outdoor theaters are permitted to open from September 21. However, cinemas, swimming pools, theme parks and closed theaters will not reopen until the end of next month. Regular international commercial flights will not be resumed for the time being.