The Supreme Committee for COVID-19 has decided to impose movement ban and close all public places and shops between 8 pm and 5 am from October 11 until 24.
It also decided to close all the beaches until further notice and to re-close some activities that were previously reopened and did not comply with the precuationary requirements.
In a statement, the Supreme Committee called on everyone, to fully adhere to all preventive measures at the individual and collective levels, and stop all family and social gatherings.
“Authorities will take all legal measures against the violators. The competent authorities will also announce the details of the violators and publish their names in various media,” the statement said.
Oman has seen a sharp rise in the number of people in hospital wards and intensive care, putting pressure on the health care system.