In addition to Dhofar and other tourist destinations, Duqm will also be closed from June 13 to July 3. The decision would mean no one can enter or exit the wilayat.
H E Dr Ahmed al Saeedi, Minister of Health, said that people should abide by the decision and that no one will be allowed in or out of the locked down governorates or wilayats.
“This means that no entry or exit is permitted and there must be full compliance with the decision and people should not drive long distances for nothing as they will be returned,” he said.
Dr. Ahmed bin Muhammad Al Ghassani, chairman, Dhofar Municipality, said that the decision to close the governorate aims to control the spread of COVID-19 during the khareef season. “Receiving tourists during this period is very risky, as physical distancing measures may not be effective.”
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