Shops in Oman to close temporarily

Grocery stores, clinics and pharmacies are exempt

Shops in Oman to close temporarily

All retail shops in Oman are set to close temporarily in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Grocery stores, pharmacies, clinics and opticians will remain open to the public.

Restaurants and cafes are also allowed to continue operating, but only through delivery and takeaway services.
The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) said in a statement, “In line with the decisions of the Supreme Committee entrusted with dealing the spread of the coronavirus, the ministry has closed all shops outside of commercial complexes, except food stores, clinics and pharmacies and opticians.”
The government of Oman has taken a number of precautionary steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks.

All public gatherings have been banned until further notice, and the government has stopped the printing, distribution, and sale of newspapers, magazines and other publications.

Public transport has also been suspended and Omanis are not allowed to leave the Sultanate.

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