All restaurants and shops in Oman are set to close from noon today (18/03/2020) as part of new measures that have been put in place to hopefully stop the spread of the coronavirus.

A statement on Oman’s news agency said: ‘The Supreme Committee has reiterated its call upon all to observe the necessity of total commitment to decisions and recommendations undertaken in this regard in serving the public interest. The decisions continue to take effect until further notice.’