Muscat: Due to the recent changes approved by the Supreme Committee dealing with COVID-19 pandemic, and in line with the ban on movement from 7 pm to 6 am, Muscat Municipality has adjusted the operating hours of municipal slaughterhouses and launched an online service to reserve sacrifices.
Livestock of individuals, charities and meat companies will have their sacrifices slaughtered during night shifts and in a limited number. Individuals can still book and buy ready carcasses provided to receive the carcasses in the following morning, or buy immediately from the stockyard and receive carcasses from refrigerators at the slaughterhouse.
Individuals who wish to slaughter local sheep, cows or camels have to coordinate with the slaughterhouse or the meat companies in the morning time, so that they can get their sacrifices with them in the evening period, knowing that the capacity for each day of the slaughterhouses will be limited.
However, as of Thursday 28th of July until the third day of Eid from 07:30 am to 11:00 am, slaughterhouses in Seeb and Al Amirat will suspend receiving and slaughtering sacrifices of individuals, but still individuals can still receive carcases booked earlier though available online services.
The first day of Eid, the slaughterhouses will deliver carcases slaughtered the past night, and that the operation in both slaughterhouses in Seeb and Amirat will resume again on the fourth day of Eid 6 am to 1 pm.
Municipality eventually advises all to check the label card on every sacrifice, which show the country of production, date of expiry, and to save meat in a temperature of not more than 4° C, whereas frozen meat must be kept in a temperature not exceeding 18° C below zero.