The harbour in Muscat, Oman.


Oman to impose Covid-19 lockdown from May 8


MUSCAT – Oman will impose a lockdown to restrict travel and movement starting at 7pm on May 8, according to the Omani News Agency on Monday (May 3).

The lockdown will be enforced until 4am of May 15. No one will be allowed to leave their home or drive on the street during this period, except for emergencies and for essential services.

All commercial activities will also be suspended, except delivery services for all goods. Food outlets and grocery stores, petrol stations, clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies will remain open.

Oman will also suspend attendance of all employees at workplaces, and has mandated all public employees to work from home starting on Sunday (May 9).

The Supreme Committee for Combating Coronavirus in Oman has urged the private sector to implement work from home measures. OB/Expat Media

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