Oman lifts all COVID-19 restrictions

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Oman announced on Sunday the lifting of all measures that had been taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The latest decision is applicable in all venues and for all activities, state TV reported, citing a statement from the government committee dealing with the pandemic.

According to the Oman News Agency, the Supreme Committee on COVID-19 has called on people to continue to adhere to the preventive health measures and to stay at home if they develop a fever or respiratory symptoms, and to also wear a mask in case of contact with a patient.

"The 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 on Twitter.

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

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