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Public Prosecution urges people to respect COVID-19 regulations

13 Feb 2021

With the number of new cases rising again, Public Prosecution has urged people to adhere to the decisions of the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19 pandemic.

The Supreme Committee closed all commercial activities in North Sharqiyah governorate between 7pm and 6am for a period of 14 days starting from Friday evening.

It also closed beaches and public parks in all governorates for two weeks beginning on Thursday.

The Supreme Committee stressed on stopping gatherings of all kinds in rest houses, farms, camps and other places. It further recommended avoiding gatherings of families in homes and other private places.

‘The Public Prosecution calls on citizens and residents to fully adhere to the decisions of the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19, and to fully adhere to the precautionary measures established in order to preserve public health and avoid legal accountability,’ Public Prosecution said.

Last week, COVID-19 cases showed an upward trend with daily count increasing to 245 on Thursday. 

The total number of cases till Thursday stood at 136,622 while the number of death stood at 1,539.

In GCC health ministers extraordinary virtual meeting on Thursday, H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, emphasised that the sultanate is extremely cautious, pointing out to the precautionary measures and recent decisions made by the Supreme Committee.

He suggested the establishment of a joint technical and structural mechanism among the GCC countries to accelerate procedures regarding vaccines and vaccination certificates, while affirming that the supplying data and information on vaccines remains a challenge after being certified by the country of origin.

Last week, the Supreme Committee said it is concerned about the rise in number of COVID-19 patients at intensive care units (ICU) in the country and decided to continue to close all land borders of the sultanate until further notice except for the passage of trucks.

The committee also decided to impose compulsory institutional health isolation for all arrivals whether through land, sea or airports, the cost of which will be borne by the individual. 

‘This is due to the lack of commitment of many to the home health isolation and violation of procedures that have been approved,’ the Supreme Committee said.

 

 

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