The Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has exempted home delivery services – foodstuff and restaurants – and tyre shops located in fuel filling stations from nighttime suspension of activities.
On Friday, the Supreme Committee announced the exclusion of the two categories from the earlier decision of closing all commercial activities in the sultanate between 8pm and 5am, which ends on Saturday morning, March 20. The committee also announced on March 10 an extension, the suspension of incoming flights from ten countries, namely Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Lebanon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and Tanzania. The suspension includes individuals who have travelled to any of those countries within 14 days of entry in Oman.
An exemption is granted to Omani citizens, diplomats and health workers and their families who have to undergo the approved health procedures governing entry into the sultanate.
The Supreme Committee also decided to extend online learning in government schools for two more weeks ending on March 25, with the exception of Grade 12 students, who will continue studying via blended learning.