Muscat: The Supreme Committee in charge to deal with COVID-19, on Monday, has called upon all citizens and residents to be careful and safe during upcoming Eid Al Adha holidays.
The committee has also called for reducing movement as much as possible during the daytime and to avoid any family and social gatherings.
A statement issued online by Oman News Agency (ONA) said, ”The Supreme Committee, who is in charge of the mechanism for dealing with developments resulting from the spread of COVID-19, held a meeting, on Monday, under the chairmanship of His Excellency Mr Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Committee, in the presence of the Excellencies and members of the committee at the National Centre for Emergency Management.”
“The committee discussed the management of emergency cases, to follow the developments of the pandemic, take preventive measures and ways to avoid its spread and also to deal with its various effects,” the statement added.
The statement also stated, ”On the occasion upcoming Eid Al-Adha holidays, the Supreme Committee has taken the honour to express its sincere congratulations and blessings to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik and to the Arab and Islamic nations, praying to God Almighty to return this occasion to His Majesty and grant him good health and wellness and the Sultanate under his wise leadership."
The statement confirmed, ”The committee has followed the progress of the process of applying the decision of complete closure between the various governorates of the Sultanate, preventing any movements and closing all public places and commercial shops from 7:00 pm until 6:00 am, which came into effect on Saturday.”
The statement said, ”The committee commended that this decision received of a great commitment from citizens and residents, which with God's help will protect the psyche, the family, and society in general from infection. The decision will also enhance the capacity of the health sector to respond to this disease and other diseases.”
The statement read, “The committee urges all members of society to be very careful during the Eid Al Adha holidays and has appealed to them to reduce movement as much as possible during the daytime and to avoid family and social gatherings of any kind, as it has been scientifically proven that gatherings lead to infections among large groups of people.”
“The committee reaffirms the continued strict dealing with violators of its various decisions,” the statement added.