Oman will cut the budgets of government entities and the military a further 5 percent in a bid to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the state-run Oman News Agency said on Wednesday.
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In a separate announcement, Oman’s minister of financial affairs said that government measures to help its economy through the pandemic have so far totalled $3.4 billion.
The sultanate’s death toll now stands at 17.
Earlier in May, Oman’s Supreme Committee decided an extension of lockdown measures in Muscat Governorate under May 29.
Additionally, the Ministry of Manpower urged private sector firms to ask employees to get tested for Covid-19.
The Ministry also called on businesses and employees to not hide suspected cases of coronavirus, and vowed to take legal action against anyone who violates the order.
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