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More businesses to open from Wednesday

23 Jun 2020

The Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the developments resulting from the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic met on Tuesday and decided to reopen a new package of 56 commercial and industrial activities starting from June 24.  

These include shopping malls, laundries, tailor shops, the fish markets at Muttrah, Seeb, Sohar, Suwaiq, Quriyat, Ashkara, and Ibri, advertising and media establishments, and travel an tours outlets. The competent authorities will also announce details and the health requirements necessary to practise them. 

The meeting was headed by H E Hammoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, in the presence of all members of the committee, to follow up on the developments of the pandemic, prevention measures, and ways to avoid its spread.  

The Supreme Committee stressed the need for all to follow precautionary measures issued by the competent authorities and for each individual to be responsible for protecting himself, his family and society from infection of the coronavirus.


List of commercial and industrial activities to be opened under the fourth package: 

1. Malls and commercial complexes  
2 Fish markets: Muttrah, Sohar, Suwaiq, Seeb, Quriyat, Ashkhara and Ibri.  
3 Selling of fabrics and textiles 
4 Shops selling dyes and polishing materials 
5 Shops selling and repairing conventional weapons 
6 Manpower offices  
7 Offices for installing cameras and protection systems 
8 Shops selling plastic and paper wastes 
9 Pottery and handicrafts  
10 Stores selling used spare parts 
11 Selling doors and windows 
12 Showrooms selling all kinds of kitchenware 
13 Selling and maintaining elevators and escalators 
14 Building and construction contracting offices 
15 Selling artificial accessories and ornaments 
16 Trade of blankets and sheets 
17 Sale of wooden and iron boxes 
18 Shops and factories selling charcoal and wood fuel 
19 Iron and aluminum products shops 
20 Real estate brokerage offices  
21 Furniture upholstery 
22 Blacksmith accessories and aluminum sheets 
23 Sale of audio tapes 
24 Renting and selling wedding dresses and accessories 
25 Cleaning offices 
26 Car seats upholstery  
27 Metal turning 
28 Technical production stores and offices 
29 Thermal insulation and installation offices  
30 Ice factories 
31 Selling, repairing and making musical instruments 
32 Filling inks 
33 Finance offices 
34 Industry of Al Masar  
35 Air conditioners and washing machines repair shops 
36 Selling workshop supplies 
37 Shipping and customs clearance offices 
38 Metal Printing  
39 Manufacture of tanks and reservoirs 
40 Making Omani daggers 
41 Financial Brokerage Office 
42 Laundry and ironing  
43 Sale and installation of equipment for hotels, restaurants and kitchens 
44 Specialized stores selling glass 
45 Fixing and installing products and glass panels 
46 Specialized stores selling tickets, antiques, and paintings 
47 Advertising and media institutions 
48 Used tire shredding  
49 Manufacture and installation of gypsum works 
50 Workshops and integrated garment factories for sewing 
51 Tailor shops – ladies and gents  
52 Driving schools  
53 Travel and tourism offices 
54 Family counseling offices 
55 Hospitality services companies  
56 Opening camel tracks and fields for camel training only

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