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Over 260 shops closed across Muscat

12 Apr 2020

To counter the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Muscat Municipality sterilised many places, closed over 260 commercial shops, and recorded several violations across four wilayats in Muscat governorate. 

Speaking to Muscat Daily, an official at the Muscat Municipality said, “From March 15 to April 4, the inspection teams carried out 4,754 visits and sterilised 365 places in the wilayat of Muttrah. They closed 22 commercial shops, recorded 13 violations and  received 19 complaints.” Disinfection and inspection campaigns were also held in the wilayat of Amerat. 

“From March 1 to April 8, the inspection teams visited 1,057 sites and sterilised 53 places in Amerat. The officials also closed eight commercial shops, registered ten violations, and received 20 complaints.” Officials disinfected 80 sites in the wilayat of Bausher. 

“The inspections team carried out 3,573 visits, closed 52 commercial shops, recorded 175 violations and received 139 complaints.”  The highest number of violations were recorded in Seeb. “The inspection teams carried out 1,342 visits, closed 180 commercial shops, recorded 200 violations and received 39 complaints. Health violation notices were also served to 17 firms,” said the official.

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