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Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al-Busaidi, Minister of Interior, Oman.

Oman’s Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in the country met on Monday urged the citizens and residents to avoid gatherings and observe caution during the Eid holidays.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al-Busaidi, Minister of Interior. It assessed the updates about the pandemic and followed measures for curbing its spread and alleviating its impacts.

The Committee followed up the enforcement of total lockdown between governorates, the ban on movement from 7 pm to 6 am and the closure of public places and business outlets with effect from last Saturday.

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The attendees also commended the compliance of members of the public, citizens, and residents alike, with measures of prevention of infection with coronavirus. It called for increased adherence to the safety measures and thereby help enhance the health sector’s response to the disease.

The Supreme Committee reiterated its plea to limit movement during the daytime and to avoid family unions and other social gatherings, irrespective of their nature. It reminded all that assembling and crowding provide ideal grounds for the transfer of Covid-19 infection.

The Committee also called for firm handling of offenders acting in violation of its decisions.

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