The Supreme Committee has decided to close wedding and banquet halls and stop activities related to renting tents, starting June 20 until further notice.
The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) stated that meetings, celebrations and gatherings of any kind in hotels and tourist establishments in the sultanate are also banned.
MHT has called on hotels and tourism establishments to close all public facilities on their premises from 8pm to 4am, except restaurants, provided food is served through room service during the closure period.
The Government Communication Centre (GCC) stated that the Supreme Committee has allowed a few activities to continue during the night lockdown from 8pm and 4am.
The GCC said that emergency vehicles(electricity/water and communications), garbage and sewage trucks, ambulance and civil defence vehicles, trucks for food supply and consumables, fish transport vehicles, oil/gas and water tankers and trucks transporting containers for import and export through ports and official border posts (truck drivers only) are exempted.
Media houses, construction and contracting companies (workers should not move out of the workplace), medical staff and pharmacists are allowed to function.
The GCC confirmed that restaurants and cafes will be allowed to deliver round the clock from Sunday until further notice. ‘For Muscat governorate, food delivery should be carried out through an authorised delivery company or through an establishment, which has a valid licence,’ it stated.
‘For other governorates, a request should be submitted to the concerned municipality, provided that the authorised person works in the establishment or its owner. Only one licence will be given.’