According to international media, Oman announced the opening of its land, air, and sea routes from December 29.A tweet on the government's Twitter account said that those coming from all countries would be required to take a negative code test 72 hours before the trip, while the second test would be performed on arrival at any airport.
Oman Air announced its border closing on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus. The decision was announced by the Sultanate's Supreme Commission, which is responsible for handling events related to the Covid-19 crisis. Entry and exit through the land, air, and sea borders closed from 1:00 are on December 22. Heavy goods vehicles, including airplanes, ships, and trucks, will be excluded from the decision.
This is due to what authorities have announced in many countries about the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus (Covid 19). The Commission kept on checking the epidemiological circumstance of the new Covid-19 strain and settle on suitable choices.
Oman closed its borders last week to avoid a new strain of the coronavirus. The COVID-19 Supreme Committee says the decision to close air and sea borders was made because of a new form of the virus in other countries.The medical causes of the new form of the virus are the same as the previous ones, but it is seventy times more contagious. It was reported in Australia and South Africa, including the United Kingdom and other European countries.
The Virus’ Going Out Of Control:
In this regard, the British Health Secretary says that it is out of control. The new strain of the virus comes at a time when the corona vaccine has been developed in the United States, Britain, and China, raising hopes that the global epidemic will be defeated.
The new threat emerged as the introduction of several vaccines developed in the US, UK and China raised hopes around the world that the COVID-19 pandemic could be defeated. Scientists in the UK are currently testing a mutant strain to determine if it is immune to vaccines, but the final result will take at least two weeks.
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This news is coming on the heels of a country that has embarked on the first phase of vaccination for its citizens. State media detailed that the primary clump of 15,600 dosages was delivered in modern coolers to Muscat International Airport a week ago to inoculate a need gathering of old individuals, well-being labourers, and individuals with basic ailments, beginning Sunday.