Oman’s Supreme Committee on Covid issues new decisions on new restrictions

Muscat: The Supreme Committee in charge of discussing the mechanism for dealing with developments resulting from the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid 19) held a meeting this morning headed by His Excellency Mr. Hammoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, in the presence of the members of the Committee, in the General Office of the Ministry of Interior to follow up on the developments of this pandemic and measures to prevent it And ways to avoid its spread, and deal with its various effects.

The committee studied the epidemiological situation in the Sultanate in light of the latest data about the virus and its various strains, and the statistics of the infected and those in the wards and intensive care rooms in various hospitals in the Sultanate in addition to the numbers of deaths, and to protect all members of society from this disease, it decided the following:

Ban to continue on all commercial activities and to prohibit the movement of people and vehicle with effect from 9pm to 4am until 8 may 2021, in all governorates of the Sultanate as per the earlier decision.

The movement of people and vehicle to be banned from 7pm till 4 am with effect from Saturday, 8 may 2021 to Saturday, 15 may 2021, with the exception of segments announced earlier.

All commercial activities to be banned throughout the day with effect from Saturday, 8 may 2021 to be end of Saturay, 15 may 2021, with the exception of food stuff sales outlets, fuel filling stations, health establishments and pharmacies, Home delivery service to be allowed for all types of goods during the ban period.

Attendance of all employees at the workplace to be suspended and substituted with online work for all units of the state’s administrative apparatus and other public legal entities with effect from Sunday, 9 may 2021 to Tuesday, 11 may 2021. The supreme committee urges private sector establishments and companies to implement or continue to implement online work and downsize the number of employees needed to attend at the workplace .

No Eid prayers; no pre-Eid souqs (Habta); no gathering or assembling of any kind is allowed in all places, including beaches and parks during Eid Al Fitr holidays. This also includes a ban on family gatherings or Eid gatherings or mass celebration of the Eid.

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