Covid-19: Oman lifts travel ban on Pakistan, 20 other countries


MUSCAT – Oman Monday announced to lift the travel ban on 18 countries including Pakistan and India.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed the development stating that the travel ban on fully vaccinated passengers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries that were red-listed has been lifted.

The official Twitter account of the country’s aviation authority also shared a notification on Twitter that ordered the “termination of the list of countries” from where arrivals were prohibited.

The new guidelines released by Oman’s CAA will be enforced from September 1.

Earlier, Oman had imposed a travel ban on countries due to the increasing COVID-19 cases.

COVID Situation in Pakistan

The death toll from COVID-19 in Pakistan surpassed 25,000 on Monday morning.

he National Command and Operation Centre recorded 80 fatalities in the previous 24 hours on Monday morning, bringing the total to 25,003.

After conducting 53,881 tests, the NCOC reported an additional 3,772 positive COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours. The positivity rate now stands at 7%.

Pakistan currently has 1,127,584 cases, with 89,919 active cases, 1,012,662 recovered cases, and 25,003 fatalities.

In Pakistan, COVID-19 infections are on the decline, with 3,628 new cases recorded on average each day. That’s 62 percent of the top, which was reached on June 17 with the highest daily average ever recorded.

So far, Pakistan has given out at least 46,456,077 doses of COVID-19 vaccination. Assuming that each individual requires two doses, it would be enough to vaccinate approximately 10.7% of the country’s population.

Pakistan gave an average of 594,775 dosages per day over the latest week reported. At this pace, administering enough dosages for another 10% of the population will take another 73 days.

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