After seeing the sudden hike in coronavirus cases, Oman has indefinitely suspended passenger flights from 24 countries, including India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, as part of the Gulf country's efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The sultanate said to combat covid-19 said flights have been suspended until further notice, and the decision was taken as part of the country's measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Reportedly, other countries on the list include the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Tunisia, Iraq, Iran, Brunei, Libya, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Sudan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Guinea, Sierra Lebanon, Guinea, Sierra Lebanon, South Africa, and South Africa. Leon, Nigeria, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina.

Reports said that Oman recorded 1,675 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, taking the number of infections in the country to 2,80,235.

Several countries have started allowing Indians to fly for non-essential travel as the country continues to report a stable covid-19 situation. According to reports, Germany and Maldives are the latest countries to open their borders for travellers from India.

Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said it expects other countries to ease travel restrictions on India as the covid-19 situation in the country has 'significantly improved'. The ministry said the issue is also being taken up with partners including Gulf countries.

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