Oman Air to fly home nationals stranded in Tanzania

National carrier Oman Air will operate a flight to Tanzania on Friday to repatriate citizens. (Oman Air Facebook)
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Updated 08 April 2020

Oman Air to fly home nationals stranded in Tanzania

DUBAI: National carrier Oman Air will operate a flight to Tanzania on Friday to repatriate citizens who were stranded because of increased travel restrictions due to the coronavirus epidemic.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman will operate an Oman Air flight on Friday, April 10,2020, which will leave Dar es Salaam at 14:20 and from Zanzibar at 15:50,” a statement issued online from the Sultanate diplomatic post said.

“The Embassy informs all citizens in Tanzania who desire to return to Oman to book their seats with the Omani Aviation Office on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, by contacting the number 0685 082 540,” the statement added.


Lebanon extends coronavirus regulations until July 5

Updated 24 min 12 sec ago

Lebanon extends coronavirus regulations until July 5

  • This is the sixth extension since they were first implemented
  • More beneficiaries were included on the list to receive COVID-19 aid

DUBAI: The Lebanese government has extended its ‘general mobilization against coronavirus’ for another four weeks.
The extension, the sixth since it was first adopted on March 15, was based on recommendations from Lebanon’s Higher Defense Council.
“The measures are still urgent to avert any second wave whose consequences will be difficult to treat,” the country’s information minister Manal Abdel-Samad said.
Lebanon’s government is still committed to the five-stage plan of reopening and security forces will help oversee violations of measures, he added.
Authorities have started the second wave of financial aid distribution to those negatively impacted by COVID-19, Prime Minister Hassan Diab meanwhile said.
The government has included more beneficiaries ‘n line with field studies carried out by the Lebanese Army in direct cooperation with the Interior Ministry, municipalities and mokhtars,’ Abdul-Samad said.
Authorities will allow protests if people wear masks, avoid blocking roads, do not vandalize public or private properties, refrain from clashing with security forces and non-participating civilians, she added.
“We are with the right to protest but that right can transform into chaos if there is a return to blocking roads, vandalizing public and private property … I don’t think that any Lebanese person accepts these practices, which don’t resemble democratic expression,” Abdul-Samad said.