The Royal Oman Police has announced that control and control points between the various governorates of the sultanate ends from 6am on April 29 with emphasis on keeping the control and control points in the Governorate of Muscat and continuing its work with the same mechanism used previously.
The lockdown in Muttrah and Muscat, as well as in the commercial market area in the state of Ja’alan Bani Bu Ali, will, however, remain until further notice. The lockdown in Muscat had been earlier declared till May 8.
The Royal Oman Police calls upon everyone to cooperate and reduce internal movements between the governorates in order to preserve public health and promote safety for all.
After coordination with the Supreme Committee in charge of dealing with COVID-19 pandemic, Muscat Municpality clarifies the requirements needed when carrying out the activities that have been allowed to be perfomed from April 29.
According to a statement, only through delivery and without allowing costumers to enter, the activities include vehicle and fishing boats repair workshops and the sale of their spare parts. Likewise, automobile electrician, oil changes, brake repair, and sale and repair of tyres are now allowed to start their work, however, with a maximum presence of two clients at the same time and adhering to health requirements as specified by the relevant authiorties.
The list also inlcudes sale and repair of electrical and TV appliances, repair and maintenance of computers, stationery and presses. Sanad offices will also be opened, however, without allowing visitors to enter and to work remotely.
Also, crushers, car rent offices and rent of equipment and machinery are among those activities allowed to start their work remotely and without opening their facades to costumers.
A maximum presence of two clients at the same time can benefit from the money exchanges while taking necessary preventive measures and health requirements.
Muscat Municipality urges everyone to use personal protective equipment and to practise healthy behaviour, like covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing and washing hands with soap and water frequently and following a social distance of at least two metres between people.
It also stressed the importance of providing a register for workers to determine the time shifts (morning and evening), and use of electronic means and digital documents as possible to reduce human contact to a minimum level.
The municipality hopes for full cooperation as it maintains the public health and invites all to call the toll free number 1111 for any observation, violation or inquiries.