Fines for COVID rule breakers increased in Oman | Times of Oman

SourceTimes of Oman

Muscat: Fines for people and organisations in Oman found violating COVID rules have been greatly increased, as part of measures to prevent people from violating rules brought in to stop the spread of the disease. As part of these steps, fines for shops and commercial activities which do not follow the required measures announced by the authorities have been doubled to OMR3, 000 from OMR1, 500. These establishments will also be closed for a month.

The decision to increase existing fines was made by the Royal Oman Police (ROP), in keeping with the regulations of the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19. A penalty of OMR300 can be slapped on people found guilty of any of the following four violations: failure to undergo tests and/or re-tests for COVID-19, non-compliance with the regulations concerning home and institutional quarantine, refusal to wear a tracking bracelet, removing it, destroying it, or failing to return the tracking bracelet to the authorities, and more...