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New SC restrictions come into effect


Muscat: The new decisions of the Supreme Committee to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus have come into effect from today.

The lockdown hours have been extended to between 7 pm and 4 am from Saturday, May 8 until May 15. All commercial activities will be prohibited throughout the day, with the exception of food stores, healthcare centers, and gas stations. Home delivery will be allowed during the ban period. (exceptions listed below)

It has prohibited all commercial activities throughout the day, starting from May 8 until the end of Saturday 15 May, with the exception of food stores, gas stations, health institutions, and pharmacies, and home delivery service for all goods is allowed during the aforementioned ban period. (exceptions listed below)

The Supreme Committee has also decided to suspend the attendance of employees to their places of work and to adopt a remote work system in the various units of the state's administrative apparatus and other public legal persons, starting from Sunday, May 9, 2021, until Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

The Supreme Committee urges private sector companies to implement business continuity plans by working remotely and reducing the number of employees who are required to come to the workplace.

The Supreme Committee has decided not to hold Eid prayers and traditional Eid markets and to prohibit gatherings of all kinds in various locations, including beaches, parks, and public parks, during the days of the blessed Eid al-Fitr, and include gatherings of families, greeting gatherings and collective celebrations of Eid.

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