Supreme committee issues new decision, allows to hold Friday prayers

Oman Supreme Committee
Oman Supreme Committee

Muscat: The Supreme Committee charged with examining the mechanism of dealing with developments resulting from the spread of the Corona virus issued a number of new decisions, as following:

To resume Friday congregational prayers and maintain the daily five prayers provided the number of worshipers does not exceed 50% of the capacity of the mosque, while adhering to all the controls established in this regard.

The committee also decides to end the downsizing of staff required to attend at the workplaces in the units of the state’s administrative apparatus and other public legal entities, while at the same time observing compliance with the precautionary measures set in this regard to avoid the spread of the virus.

To allow the operation of public halls at a capacity of 70% of each venues provided that all participants show proof of Covid-19 vaccination, and adhere to all preventive measures and requirements.

To allow the holding of international and local conferences and exhibitions. The organizers have to stick to the terms and conditions set for practicing these activities provided attendance does not to exceed 70% of the capacity of the venue for these events.

The Ministry of Education will issue a statement on educational controls for school semester of the academic year 2021/2022.

The Supreme Committee stresses the need for government and private institutions to commit to receiving vaccination as a condition to allow entry to all government units and private sector establishments, including commercial complexes, restaurants and other commercial activities, as well as attending cultural, sports and other group events.

The Supreme Committee urges everyone to fully adhere to preventive measures such as wearing a mask in all closed places, maintaining social distancing, avoiding crowded places and gatherings of all kinds, and maintaining clean hands.

The committee also urges all citizens of twelve years of age and over to take the initiative to receive the third and booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, as the vaccination rate in this age group is still low, reaching 9% for Omanis, compared to 24% of expatriates.

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