Muscat: The Supreme Committee in charge of discussing the mechanism for dealing with developments resulting from the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) held a meeting chaired by Hammoud bin Faisal al Busaidy, Minister of Interior, to follow up the developments of the pandemic, measures to prevent it and ways to avoid its spread, and deal with its various effects.
The Supreme Committee has issued new decisions to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
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, gas stations and healthcare centres.
The Supreme Committee has also decided to suspend the attendance of employees at 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) until Tuesday (May 11).
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.
Supreme Committee allows home delivery during the lockdown period between May 8 and May 15.
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 places, during the days of Eid al Fitr, and include gatherings of families, greeting gatherings and collective celebrations of Eid. — ONA