Oman reduces cafe and restaurant capacity to 50%, closes all public beaches and parks

Oman reduces cafe and restaurant capacity to 50%, closes all public beaches and parks

Oman reduces cafe and restaurant capacity to 50%, closes all public beaches and parks

Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Tourism has instructed all hotel establishments to only allow 50 percent of visitors to its restaurants, cafes and gyms starting from Friday until further notice, local media reported.

The move comes after the Supreme Committee imposed several restrictions in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the country. The Ministry also urged hotels not to allow guests to use beaches. The committee directed to close all public beaches and parks.

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Oman’s Public Prosecution (PP) has called on citizens and residents to fully comply with the COVID-19 preventive measures in the wake of rising cases in the country. The statement from PP comes after the Supreme Committee ordered to shut all commercial activities in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate for a period of 14-days starting from 7 pm on February 12.

“With the view to observe public order, maintain public health and respond to social obligation, Public Prosecution calls on citizens and residents to fully comply with the preventive measures on COVID-19,” PP said in a statement.

Over the past few weeks, Oman has been reporting an upward trend in the daily COVID-19 cases. Just yesterday, it reported 245 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases registered in the Sultanate to 136,622.

The country has also reported two more COVID-19 deaths, taking the total death toll at 1,539. The total recovery cases reached 128,461, which is 94 per cent of the total recovery rate. Sixteen patients were hospitalized during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of inpatients in hospitals to 149, including 45 in Intensive Care Units (ICUs)