COVID-19 Supreme Committee

COVID-19 Supreme Committee Decision of 12 January 2021

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Note: The following text is a public domain translation published by the Official OmanVsCovid19 Twitter account.

Statement of the Supreme Committee

– The Covid-19 Supreme Committee deeply appreciates the continuous interest and keenness of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, as well as His Majesty’s follow up to everything related to the public health and the developments resulting from the spread of this virus.

– The Supreme Committee decides a gradual return to the system of Blended Learning with effect from Sunday, 17 January 2021, for school students in accordance with a mechanism to be unveiled by the Ministry of Education. The Committee stressed the importance of applying all precautionary measures stated in the Health Protocol with a view to protecting the health of students, as well as teaching and administrative staff. The step will be evaluated in parallel with data on the epidemiological situation in the Sultanate.

– In its review of reports from the departments concerned, the Supreme Committee noted the non-compliance of some citizens and residents with health quarantine procedures, either by stripping off the tracking bracelet or by skipping the post-quarantine test or by failing to return the tracking bracelet to the authorities. Accordingly, the Committee decided to impose a RO 1,000 fine against anyone who fails to stick to these procedures.

– The Supreme Committee commends the cooperation of all in abiding by the precautionary measures set by the departments concerned.