Ramadan in Oman 2020: Supreme Committee prohibits Ramadan gatherings

Mosques will continue to be closed except for the call to prayer

Ramadan in Oman 2020: Supreme Committee prohibits Ramadan gatherings

Ramadan gatherings of any kind have been prohibited in Oman, the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the developments of coronavirus (COVID-19) has announced.

Mosques will continue to be closed, with the exception of the call to prayer, and there will be no type of congregational prayers - including Taraweeh.

Ramadan gatherings such as iftar meals and barbecues, at mosques or other public places such as tents, are also banned.

Ramadan is expected to begin on Friday, depending on the sighting of the new moon.

Earlier this week, Oman announced its Ramadan working hours, with ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state’s administrative apparatus opening between 9am until 2pm throughout the month.

Private sector workers will be expected to work six hours a day.

The precautionary measures are intended to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oman.

Social, sports, cultural and recreational activities have also been banned until further notice.

The Supreme Committee has taken a number of measures in recent weeks, including enforcing a lockdown on the governorate of Muscat.

Entry to the governorate will be controlled by checkpoints until May 8.

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