Coronavirus: Oman to impose movement ban starting from Oct. 11

Oman will be imposing an overnight curfew in the country from October 11 to 24, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s committee for countering COVID-19 announced on Friday.

All public places and retail stores will close during those times, while public beaches will be closed all day.

Anyone who violates the lockdown will get punish and their picture will go viral on social media, authorities said.

The decision comes amid increasing numbers of daily reported infections.

The death toll in Oman has surpassed 1,000 and 104,129 cases of COVID-19 appeared till now.