The Sultan’s Armed Forces and ROP have placed checkpoints at entrances and exits of all governorates in order to control and monitor the movement of all citizens and residents.
‘Those exempted from the restriction of movement include public and private sector employees whose job requires their presence at offices to undertake necessary work as determined by the heads of departments,’ the Ministry of Defence stated on its Twitter account.
In addition to the ambulance and emergency vehicles, military and security vehicles, vehicles transporting foodstuff and other essentials are also exempted.
‘Vehicles transporting commercial and construction materials, petroleum derivatives and other materials used by the public and private sectors are also exempted.’
Movement of citizens and residents will be allowed in exceptional cases that will be assessed at the checkpoints.