Oman Reports First Two Cases of Coronavirus, Halts Flights to Iran Till Further Notice


People wearing face masks are pictured in London, Britain.

People wearing face masks are pictured in London, Britain.

Two Omani women who had returned from Iran — which is battling the deadliest outbreak outside China — were diagnosed with the disease and were in a stable condition, state TV reported.

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  • Last Updated: February 24, 2020, 10:34 PM IST

Muscat: Oman on Monday reported its first two cases of coronavirus, and halted flights to and from Iran with immediate effect, authorities and reports said. Two Omani women who had returned from Iran — which is battling the deadliest outbreak outside China — were diagnosed with the disease and were in a stable condition, state TV reported.

The civil aviation authority said in a tweet that it was “suspending all civilian flights between the sultanate and the Islamic Republic of Iran starting today and until further notice”.



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