Covid-19: Muscat governorate set to be closed

Business Wednesday 08/April/2020 16:48 PM
By: Times News Service
Covid-19: Muscat governorate set to be closed

Muscat: The Supreme Committee, tasked with tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, decided to lock down the Governorate of Muscat through the activation of Control Checkpoints with effect from 10 am on Friday, April 10 to 10 am on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 along with continued operation of Control Checkpoints.
The Supreme Committee held a meeting at the Interior Ministry yesterday under the chairmanship of Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, to follow up the situation in the Sultanate and undertake measures to curb the spread of the virus.
Due to the increase of infection in different places in the Sultanate, the Wilayat of Muttrah has been totally locked down since April 1, 2020.
The Committee also decided to suspend study in all educational institutions in the Sultanate till further notice while at the same time stressing on activating online education through educational portals and platforms.
The Committee expressed thanks and appreciation for the efforts exerted by Omani diplomatic missions and cultural attache offices abroad to facilitate the repatriation of Omani citizens—particularly students—back home.