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RAO prepares for COVID-19

30 Mar 2020

The Royal Army of Oman (RAO) is continuing with its preparations to activate COVID-19 precautionary plans.

The plans include conducting disinfection and sterilisation of equipment, roads, and regions across the country, using the available resources and capabilities.

The army is also training to adapt and deal with the changing COVID-19 developments, in terms of being prepared to handle any tasks or duties that may be required of them in line with the Supreme Committee’s efforts to fight the spread of the disease.

Clarification on deducting salaries
The Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has said that companies in the private sector have recalled their decisions to reduce or cut salaries of employees due to reduced working hours or suspension of work. The decision was taken after MoM met with the representatives of these companies.

A platform to sell fish
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has said that it is cooperating with Oman Technology Fund to launch Behar platform ( to buy from the central fish market in Al Felaij. It will be an integrated electronic platform for sales through remote auction to reduce overcrowding.

Call for blood donation
The Department of Blood Bank Services has called on residents and citizens to donate blood.

It said that only a limited number of donors will be allowed in the blood bank at a particular time as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. ‘Anyone can book an appointment (94555648) to donate at the Central Blood Bank in Bausher.’

Asyad operates commercial line
Asyad, in cooperation with some government and private sector companies, is operating a commercial line between Shinas and Khasab ports to enhance business activities in the Musandam governorate.

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