March 22, 2020 / 10:26 AM / 17 days ago

Oman bans public gatherings, shuts currency exchange stores

DUBAI, March 22 (Reuters) - Oman on Sunday banned public gatherings in the Gulf Arab state, limited staffing at state entities and shut currency exchange bureaus as part of measures to fight the coronavirus.

Authorities in the sultanate, which has reported 55 cases of the virus, also asked the private sector to facilitate remote working and urged commercial businesses and individuals to limit cash transactions, state television reported. (Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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