Presence of employees in public sector limited to 30%
July 12, 2020 | 4:48 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Starting today, no more than 30 per cent of employees working in government organisations will be allowed to come to work.

The decision will be in place until further notice, with all ministries required to issue circulars to inform their employees pertaining to this.

The decision states that only those government employees whose presence is essential for their job need to come to work. During this time, they are to follow the precautionary and preventive measures, according to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.

On 27 May, it had issued a decision, which allowed for 50 per cent of government employees to return to work.

Previously, the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19 had issued a decision, ordering all government institutions to limit the number of employees coming to work to 30 per cent, to avoid the spread of the disease.

It is, however, possible for government employees during this time to take their annual leaves, provided the head of their department ensures it can continue to function without their presence. All organisations are required to ensure they take the precautions necessary to stop the spread of the virus.

As of 12 July, 2020, Oman has reported a total of 56,015 cases of COVID-19 in the country. 29,500 of those who have tested positive are Omani, while 26,515 are foreign nationals. A total of 36,098 people have recovered, while 19,660 continue to have the disease.

257 people have unfortunately lost their lives to COVID-19, while 238,614 COVID tests have been conducted on people in the country. 525 COVID-19 patients are currently undergoing treatment in hospitals, and 143 are under intensive care.

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