Muscat: The current security measures and checkpoints that have been put in place in the Governorate of Muscat will be extended until May 8, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Supreme Committee for dealing with COVID-19 has said.
The committee announced they would be “extending the lockdown of Muscat governorate through its controls and checkpoints until 10am on Friday, May 8, 2020.”
In addition, the Supreme Committee said that no large-scale gatherings would be allowed during the Holy Month of Ramadan, which is expected to begin soon. This includes assembling in public places for prayer.
“The committee stresses the importance of avoiding all gatherings during the Holy Month of Ramadan,” they said in a statement, and “affirms that the closure of mosques – even for Tarawih prayers – will continue, except for the call to prayer (Azaan). Ramadan gatherings, such as iftar in mosques, tents or public majlises and social, cultural, sports and other group activities are strictly prohibited.”
The Supreme Committee also expressed its utmost congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, may Allah protect him, on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, and to the Omani people, to Arabs, and to the Islamic nation