The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) and the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates – Madayn have called on companies operating in food, consumer goods, and medical supplies, along with businesses in industrial cities, Knowledge Oasis Muscat and Al Mazunah Free Zone, to ensure business continuity and sufficient supply of necessary goods during the upcoming lockdown.
OCCI said that enough quantity of goods shall be in store in all governorates of the sultanate, making sure of sustained availability of necessary supplies during the period of lockdown.
The Supreme Committee on COVID-19 on Tuesday called for preventing movement and closing all public places and shops between 7 pm and 6 am during the lockdown period – July 25 to August 8.
Madayn also called on investors and business owners in its various industrial cities to take all necessary precautions and measures to ensure business continuity in the next two weeks.
A Madayn statement emphasised the necessity of ensuring implementation of the precautionary measures in the factories and industrial units to limit the spread of COVID-19, providing and storing all the necessities of the companies and factories (raw materials, packaging materials, food and medical supplies, etc), and ensuring that these necessities are delivered to the industrial units within the industrial cities before the aforementioned lockdown period.
The statement also stressed the need of providing accommodation for workers, ensuring there is no movement of workers during the lockdown period, assuring that the entrance and exit of workers are in line with the indicated lockdown period, and ensuring that the workers are not accommodated inside the factories and industrial units.
Madayn will continue its field visits to the industrial units during the lockdown period to follow up the implementation of health requirements and precautionary measures.
(The Madayn Emergency Room will also continue receiving coronavirus related enquiries and complaints through 24449685 or via WhatsApp: 92389609)