Stranded residents can return to Oman
Residents with valid visas who are stranded abroad can return to Oman starting October 1, the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the Supreme Committee, said, ‘Returnees have to undergo PCR test upon arrival in Oman and undertake a 14-day quarantine.’
The committee also said it will lift the lockdown in the Governorate of Dhofar on October 1.
Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, chaired the meeting of the committee, which also decided that the package of incentives related to procedures (incentives) offered by the government to private sector establishments and workforce will be extended till the end of 2020. Specialised departments will announce the details of these incentives.
The Supreme Committee expressed its deep appreciation for His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik for presiding over the meeting of the committee last week, as well as his emphasis on making all means available for handling the pandemic and its impacts.
The Supreme Committee also expressed its extreme anxiety about developments of the pandemic and the re-propagation of the disease locally and internationally, leading to a rise in infections and death cases.
‘This is due to non-adherence with precautionary measures and procedures issued by the departments concerned,’ said the committee, urging all individuals to shoulder their responsibility and protect themselves, their families and communities against COVID-19.