Night-time closure of businesses to begin in Oman tomorrow| Times of Oman

SourceTimes of Oman

Muscat: Businesses in Oman will be required to close to customers from 8pm tomorrow evening, until March 20, 2021, as part of the measures taken by the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19 to stop the spread of the disease in the country. According to the committee, the temporary closure of businesses also includes closing all restaurants and cafes, which are also not allowed to provide home delivery services after they've been shut. The closure, which runs from 8pm to 5am, does not include petrol stations, healthcare centres, and pharmacies. Students from public schools will continue to receive their education through online modes of learning from Sunday, 7 March, to Thursday, 11 March.

The Supreme Committee reiterated to people to take the effects of the disease seriously, asking them not to get together in large numbers, as these have shown to accelerate its spread. "We call on everyone to take maximum care and caution to protect their families, more...