The Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has praised the frontline health workers for continuing their fight against coronavirus.
‘Their efforts are commendable and will yield further fruit when all members of society campaign to make this experience a success,’ the Supreme Committee stated, adding that the collective action will significantly reduce the health and social impacts of the pandemic.
On Friday, the Ministry of He-alth (MoH) announced the death of the first Omani health worker – a nurse – due to COVID-19.
‘(H E) Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health, officials and all employees at MoH offer their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased – Shannuna al Nu’maniyah – after being infected with COVID-19,’ a statement said. Two expatriate health workers had earlier died due to coronavirus.
The Supreme Committee also thanked all concerned departments for their efforts in implementing its decisions. It hailed the role of Royal Oman Police and the Public Prosecution Department for apprehending and prosecuting offenders who violated its decisions.
The committee expressed its satisfaction with the gradual decline in the number of patients admitted in hospitals and intensive care units in different parts of the country, noting that this would not have been possible without the cooperation of community members and their commitment to its decisions.
On Thursday, the committee issued a decision to end night movement restrictions. However, it prohibited all commercial outlets – barring foodstuff sale outlets – from receiving customers inside their premises between 8pm and 4am. Take away and home delivery services are allowed in this period. Additionally, work at the state administrative apparatus will continue with 50 per cent workforce.
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