Note: The following text is a public domain translation published by the Official OmanVsCovid19 Twitter account.
Statement of the Supreme Committee
The Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19 held a meeting this morning headed by His Excellency Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal A1 Busaidi, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Committee, and in the presence of Their Excellencies members of the Committee, at the National Emergency Management Center to follow up the developments of this pandemic, precautionary measures and ways to avoid its spread and deal with its various impacts.
On the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Adha, the Supreme Committee extends its sincere greetings to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, may Allah protect him, and to the Arab and Islamic nations, praying to Allah the Almighty to protect His Majesty, grant him good health and wellbeing, and grant the Omani people further progress and prosperity.
The Committee has followed the progress of applying the decision of the total lockdown of the Sultanate’s Governorates, banning movement and closing all public places and shops from (7:00 PM) to (6:00 AM), effective as of last Saturday. The Committee praises the commitment of citizens and residents to apply the decision, which, Allah willing will protect ourselves, our family and our society from infection, prevent the potential adverse effects and strengthen the health sector to respond to this pandemic and other diseases.
The Committee urges all members of society to be very careful during the blessed Eid A1-Adha, and appeals to them to reduce movement as much as possible during the daytime and to avoid family and social gatherings of any kind, as it has been scientifically proven that gatherings cause disease outbreaks among large numbers of people. The Committee affirms that the violators of its various decisions will be dealt with strictly.