Note: The following text is a public domain translation published by the Official OmanVsCovid19 Twitter account.
Statement of the Supreme Committee
The Supreme Committee on COVID-19 has followed up, with extreme anxiety, epidemiological monitoring reports and took note of the alarming daily surge in Covid-19 infection cases, the growing number of patients admitted to hospital wards and intensive care units and the unfortunate spike in death cases. Specialists expect the period from 1 April to 31 May 2021 to be extremely difficult stage in the pandemic’s development in the Sultanate. To avoid the worse, the Supreme Committee will take a series of tougher and more comprehensive measures that might culminate into lockdown and total ban on movement during the above mentioned period. The procedures will begin with a decision to impose nighttime closure of commercial activities and a ban on movement of people and vehicles from 8 pm to 5 am with effect from Sunday 28 March 2021 till the morning of Thursday 8 April 2021.
The Supreme Committee decided to maintain its decision requiring students of government schools to continue learning online till Thursday 8 April 2021, except Class 12 students, who have to stick to the Blended Learning System. During this period, the situation will be assessed in line with the epidemiological scenario.