Oman's Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from coronavirus has decided to close all commercial activities in the Sultanate’s governorates between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am from March 4 - March 20.
No movement will be allowed during those times and an evening ban on all commercial activities imposed on March 1 will be extended, they cited a statement by the coronavirus committee as saying.
The ban on gatherings include international conferences, sports events and exhibitions, state news agency ONA said, citing a decision by the Gulf state's coronavirus emergency committee. Oman closed its land borders ten days ago.
Oman will also ban commercial activity all day during the same period, except for food stores, gas stations, health institutions, and pharmacies. Delivery services for all goods were also exempt.
Khalifa Hamad Al Shamsi stressed the keenness of the country’s land ports to facilitate the movement of Omani passengers according to the highest health standards, as well as to ensure their safe passage.