Muscat: Movement ban in Oman will become effective between 7pm and 4am from Saturday, May 8 until May 15, according to the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
In a meeting held yesterday under the chairmanship of Sayyid Hamoud Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, the members followed up the pandemic’s developments, procedures to prevent its spread and discussed ways to tackle its impacts.
The Committee discussed the situation in light of the latest data on the virus and its variants, as well as statistics about patients infected with the disease, deaths and those admitted to hospital wards and intensive care units (ICUs) at different hospitals in the Sultanate.
The Supreme Committee urged 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.
It also stressed that adhering to all precautionary measures—most importantly avoiding gatherings during the remainder of the holy month of Ramadan and during Eid Al Fitr holidays—is capable of securing the safety of an individual, the family and the whole society against these dangers.
It also affirmed that it will be on constant convening and that it will continue to revise its decisions in accordance with developments of the epidemiological situation.
May the Almighty Allah protect everyone against all harm!.