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Lockdown in Muscat governorate extended till May 8

20 Apr 2020

The Supreme Committee for dealing with COVID-19 under its head Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al

Busaidi, Minister of Interior, has extended the lockdown in Muscat governorate till 10am on May 8 (Friday).

Ramadan greetings

In a statement issued on Monday, the Supreme Committee congratulated His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik on the occasion of the upcoming holy month of Ramadan and extended greetings to people in Oman, the Arab and Islamic world.

Avoid gatherings

The committee urged everyone to avoid gatherings of any kind during the month of Ramadan. It also stressed on the continuation of closure of all mosques, except for the call for prayer, and emphasised the non-performance of any type of congregational prayer, including Taraweeh.

It also prohibited people from organising Ramadan gatherings, like iftar meals and barbecues, at mosques or any other public places like tents and community councils.

It banned social, sports, cultural and recreational activities too.

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