Oman’s capital of Muscat will be placed on lockdown beginning Friday as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, that country official media said Wednesday.

The 12-day measure comes after the Supreme Committee, tasked with tackling developments of the pandemic, held a meeting under the chairmanship of Interior Minister Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al-Busaidi to follow the situation, ONA news agency reported.

The committee also decided to continue a suspension of study at all educational institutions until further notice as cases continue to rise across the country.

Oman suspended all educational facilities March 15.

Health officials

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