Dubai: Oman Air announced it was suspending all flights to Bahrain and Egypt starting March 19 until further notice, the Oman News Agency reported.
The suspension of flights comes in line with the decision taken by the General Civil Aviation Authorities in Oman, Bahrain and Egypt as a precautionary measure to counter the spread of coronavirus.
Also today, the Ministry of Health said it was imposing quarantine on all travellers entering Oman with immediate effect.
The quarantine (either at home or at health institutions) applies to all travellers, including Omanis, expats and GCC citizens entering the country through air, land and sea ports.
“If you are developing any symptoms, please do contact the MoH call Centre or the nearest health institution,” added the ministry in its statement.
Earlier yesterday, the ministry confirmed two more cases of Covid-19, bringing the number of total Covid-19 cases in Oman up to 24.
A total of 22 cases are linked to travelling abroad and two cases are under epidemiological investigation, according to the ministry.
It called on everyone in the Sultanate to adhere to the quarantine procedures as instructed, avoid public places, and places of worship.
It also called on the public to avoid travelling abroad unless absolutely necessary as well as following the precautionary measures during religious rituals and family and social gatherings.
Also today, the ministry announced three more recoveries, taking to 12 the total number of curd patients.