His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik presided over a meeting of the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at Bait al Ma’amourah in Salalah on Thursday.
At the outset of the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his great satisfaction with the government’s handling of the pandemic and impact of measures taken on various sectors. He reaffirmed that government efforts in this regard aim primarily at protecting citizens and residents from this serious disease.
The government efforts, he added, also seek to ensure that institutions of the state continue to render their services and support the national economy by all means for the sustainability of private sector’s activities and performance.
His Majesty the Sultan was briefed about developments of the pandemic – increase in cases of infection locally and globally, as well as scientific breakthroughs aimed at developing a vaccine to prevent infection with the virus.
His Majesty the Sultan also studied the epidemiological situation of the sultanate and efforts exerted by the health sector to contain it. In this context, he pledged “more support to this sector so that it could shoulder the noble role entrusted to it”.
His Majesty the Sultan also commanded that all public and private establishments have to follow novel and innovative styles to strike a balance between health necessities and sustainability of services and activities.
At the conclusion of the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan thanked and appreciated all establishments that address the coronavirus pandemic in the sultanate. He reiterated that the government will continue to combat the pandemic in full force.
His Majesty the Sultan prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant quick recovery to all patients infected with the disease and to spare all mankind its perils “so that it (humanity) would resume its progress towards wider horizons of development and prosperity.”
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