COVID-19: Total lockdown in Oman would have serious impacts on the economy

Muscat: The 17th Press Conference of the Supreme Committee on Covid-19, Thursday, 15 October 2020

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Saeedi

Minister of Health, Member of the Supreme Committee

1, Many operations have been postponed and there are now waiting list for them

2, Total lockdown would have a very high economic impact, and the directions of His Majesty are to preserve the life of everyone, regardless of other sacrifices to be made.

3, The incubation period for the virus may last up-to two weeks and therefore the results of the movement ban will show at later time.

4, We do not seek to defame others, which is not within our customs or traditions, and resorting to this matter may be for compelling reasons only.

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