Oman Reports First Two Cases Of Coronavirus, Halts Flights To Iran

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Updated February 24, 2020
This photo taken on January 28, 2020 shows medical staff members cheering up a patient infected by the novel coronavirus in an isolation ward at a hospital in Zouping in China’s easter Shandong province.  STR / AFP


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”.