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Coronavirus restrictions: What’s closed (and what’s open) in Oman?

Oman is shutting down many parts of public life in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus. Here’s what we know about the restrictions.

TAS News Service
March 17, 2020 10:24 pm

MUSCAT: The Supreme Committee on Tuesday held its third meeting and took major decisions as follows:

  1. Restricting entry to the Sultanate from all land, sea and air entry points only to Omanis, and stopping the Omanis from leaving the Sultanate. 
  2. Closure of all mosques, except to raise the call to prayer.
  3. Close all non-Muslim places of worship.
  4. Suspending all gatherings, events, and conferences in the Sultanate.
  5. Close all tourist sites, and prevent gatherings in public places, including beaches.
  6. Close all shops in shopping malls, with the exception of food and consumer stores, clinics, and pharmacies .
  7. Close traditional markets such as Mutrah Souq, Nizwa Souq, Rustaq Souq and Sinaw Souq.
  8. Restaurants and coffee shops and hotels are banned from serving food with an exception to the takeaway food service.
  9. Close sports and cultural clubs.
  10. Close gyms and health clubs, and men’s and women’s barber and beauty shops.

All these decision will come into effect on March 18, 2020 from 12pm onwards.

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