The Supreme Committee dealing with COVID-19 held a meeting at the National Emergency Management Centre and praised the commitment of citizens and residents towards the decisions of the lockdown and movement ban.
It called on reducing movement further during the daytime and avoiding family gatherings off kinds during the Eid holidays. It also warned of severe punishment for violators.
The meeting was headed by H E Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Committee, and followed up on the developments of the pandemic, precautionary measures, and ways to avoid its spread and deal with its various impacts.
On the occasion of the Eid al Adha, the Supreme Committee extended its sincere greetings to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and to the Arab and Islamic nations, praying to Allah to protect His Majesty, grant him good health and wellbeing, and grant the Omani people further progress and prosperity.
It added that the committee has followed on the progress of applying the decision of the total lockdown in the sultanate, banning movement and closing all public places and shops from 7pm to 6am.
The committee praised the commitment of citizens and residents in applying the decision which, it added, will ‘protect ourselves, our family, and our society from infection, prevent the potential adverse effects, and strengthen the health sector to respond to this pandemic and other diseases’.
The committee urged all members of society to be very careful during the Eid holidays and appealed to them ‘to reduce movement as much as possible during the daytime and to avoid social and family gatherings of any kind as it has been scientifically proven that gatherings cause disease outbreaks among large number of people’.
The committee affirmed that violators will be dealt with severely.