| 23 April 2024, Tuesday |

Oman continues ban on commercial activities, movement until further notice

Ban on commercial activities and movement of individuals and vehicles, will continue until further notice, in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the Omani state.

Authorities added that the suspension period would be reduced from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. starting on Thursday.

The Sultanate’s Supreme Committee was also looking at the possibility of introducing other precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its citizens, including rules on entering public places, and travel regulations.

The committee revealed that figures were showing a gradual decrease in the number of COVID-19-related deaths in the country, and it urged the public to continue following health and safety measures, the Oman News Agency reported on Thursday.

Members expressed their appreciation to Omanis for sticking to the rules currently in place, especially during Eid Al-Adha.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oman has recorded 295,535 virus cases, 3,802 related deaths, and 277,632 recoveries.