COVID-19 Supreme Committee

COVID-19 Supreme Committee Decision of 31 March 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

Within its continuous sessions held to follow up the recent developments of COVID-19 in the Sultanate, the Supreme Committee has looked over the reports of epidemiological investigation in schools, which have shown an increase in the number of cases registered among the administrative and educational staff and students in private and international schools as a result of transmission of the pandemic among the community members, and the failure of some schools to take necessary preventive measures, prominently failure to disclose COVID-19 symptoms or coming in contact with positive cases. Hence, seeking to contain the spread of the virus, the Supreme Committee has decided to suspend in-person school attendance of students in private and international schools, while confining their access to education only through remote learning methods, except for grade 12 students to be treated equally just as in government schools, provided that this decision comes into effect from Sunday, April 4th 2021 until further notice.

And because of the dangerous rise of cases across the Sultanate in this period, the Supreme Committee decided to suspend official and community-level sports activities, starting from tomorrow Thursday, 1st of April 2021 until further notice.

The Supreme Committee also decided to reduce the attendance of employees and other public legal persons required to attend in workplaces in the units of the state’s administrative apparatus to 50% only, provided that the employees who do not attend to workplaces perform the work assigned to them remotely, effective Sunday 4th of April 2021 until further notice.