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Oman will not impose curfew: Health Minister

21 May 2020

Oman doesn’t plan to impose curfew as the numbers are not as alarming as in other countries.

H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, and member of the Supreme Committee for dealing COVID-19, said that there are no plans to impose curfew as the numbers are not as alarming as in other countries.

“We have studied the experiences of several countries regarding imposing curfews and decided not to follow suit as it has been unsuccessful in preventing the spread of the virus,” H E Dr Sa’eedi said.

The minister added that the most important goal of the government is to preserve the lives of citizens and residents. “Early preparations in Oman helped us avoid serious consequences with the spread of COVID-19.”

He noted that there has been no death in Oman due to a problem in the health sector. “Health institutions here are able to deal with the epidemiological situation and the high number of infections.”

However he cautioned that the recent spike in number of infections among Omanis was due to lack of compliance with the procedures for community distancing and gatherings.

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