Oman unveils coronavirus measures for Ramadan amid spike in new cases

SourceSaudi Gazette

MUSCAT — Oman has decided to impose stringent precautionary measures during the holy month of Ramadan to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the Sultanate, the Omani News Agency (ONA) reported on Monday. Alarmed by the recent surge in new infections, the country’s supreme committee to deal with the coronavirus pandemic held on Monday a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Hammoud Bin Faisal Al-Busaidi.The new measures, which were introduced by the committee, are the following:— Partial curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. to continue for all commercial activities but the ban on the movement of people and vehicles in all governorates to be lifted on April 8 only to reintroduced on the first day of Ramadan (April 13).— Ban on all commercial activities and the movement of people and vehicles between 9 p.m.

and 4 a.m. throughout the holy month of Ramadan.— Taraweeh congregational prayers in mosques are not allowed in mosques.— A total ban on all types of gatherings, like Iftar and Suhoor, in mosques, tents, or more...