Al Mouj Muscat took part in the global #LightItBlue campaign, a tribute in which landmarks are lit to honor the efforts of frontline caregivers, first responders and essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Marsa Plaza, the first public square in Muscat and the cultural and entertainment destination at Al Mouj Muscat, displayed blue lights for a period of 10 days. This initiative acted as a token of appreciation to individuals including the healthcare staff, government workers, and the Royal Oman Police departments who have been integral in tackling the COVID-19 situation.
In a Reuters report, at least 90,000 health-care workers worldwide are believed to have been infected with COVID-19, and possibly twice that, amid reports of continuing shortages of protective equipment, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said on Wednesday.
The 90,000 estimate is based on information collected on 30 countries from national nursing associations, government figures and media reports. The ICN represents 130 national associations and more than 20 million registered nurses.
The report also added that the disease has killed more than 260 nurses.
Al Mouj Muscat is contributing to this global campaign as an act of thanking individuals for supporting the community during this period.