The Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the developments resulting from COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday announced that it is considering taking appropriate measures to make COVID-19 vaccination as a prerequisite for people to enter public places, government sector institutions and for travel to and from the sultanate.
The Supreme Committee expressed happiness over the noticeable decrease in the number of COVID-19 infections, hospitalisations and the gradual decrease in the number of deaths.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced 322 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of patients in the sultanate to 295,857. The total number of death cases in the country on Thursday reached 3,814 after 12 people died on Thursday and a total of 278,195 out of the COVID-19 patients in the sultanate have recovered.
The Supreme Committee urges all members of the society to continue to adhere to the precautionary measures approved, stressing that this commitment will be supported by the progress of the national campaign for immunisation against the virus.
Starting from today, MoH will start the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination for those who have completed 10 weeks from the date of the first dose. In a statement issued, MoH said the online booking must be done prior to taking the dose.
Looking at the decrease in number of new cases, the committee decided to continue with the decision to close commercial activities and prevent the movement of individuals and vehicles but reducing its timing to be between 10pm to 4 am until further notice. Earlier, the night movement ban was from 5pm to 4am.