Filter for Oman Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-25 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
A nationwide lockdown has come into effect to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Oman.
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2020-07-25 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Al Asmi also reminded everyone to wear face masks while in public, and for companies to ensure that visitors to their premises also followed the safety measures required, as many violations had been previously reported in this context.
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2020-07-25 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
people must remain indoors between 7pm and 6am. To venture outside after 7pm, either on foot or in a vehicle, is in violation of the law, and those doing so will be fined OMR100, according to Brigadier Said Al Asmi, Director General of Operations at the Royal Oman Police.
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2020-07-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
travel between governorates is not allowed. Exceptions to this include emergency vehicles such as ambulances, service vehicles that provide electricity and water maintenance, and vehicles belonging to the police and Sultan’s Armed Forces, which will be permitted to pass through the checkpoint.
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2020-07-25 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
ROP checkpoints have been set up on the roads that connect different areas of the Sultanate, to ensure domestic travel restrictions
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2020-07-02 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Minister of Transport Ahmad Al-Futaisi announced that land and air borders would remain closed
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2020-07-02 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Minister of Transport Ahmad Al-Futaisi announced that Omani residents would not be permitted to go outside the Sultanate.
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2020-07-02 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Minister of Transport Ahmad Al-Futaisi announced that anyone who enters Sultanate will be subject to quarantine for a 14-day period.
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Royal Oman Police resumed services related to visas, civil status, passports, and traffic on July 1. Driver licenses can be renewed online. Residents of Oman whose visas will expire also can renew their visas online. This includes residents currently in Oman and those stuck outside of Oman due to the travel restrictions.
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2020-06-10 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Shops reopen after easing of curbs in Muscat
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2020-05-31 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The government announced that at least 50 percent of public sector employees will resume working from their offices from Sunday, May 31.
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2020-05-29 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
will end health isolation in Muscat on May 29, 2020
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2020-05-29 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
lockdown in Muscat province, including in the capital Muscat, will be lifted entirely on Friday, May 29, as the government begins easing containment measures in place nationwide.
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
intesified: The Government of Oman announced May 18 that it is required to wear a mask when out in public. Fines may be assessed on those who do not comply.
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Mask compulsory for entry to shops in Muscat and will have to undertake thermal screening. if the person’s body temperature is more than 37.5 degrees Celsius, they will not be allowed entry. Additionally, children will not be allowed entry into shops. These decisions were part of several measures announced by the municipality in decision number 199/2020, which lists out 15 safety measures to be observed by commercial establishments.
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2020-05-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Muscat province, Muttrah province, commercial market area in the province of Jalan Bani Bu Ali remain under health isolation. Until 29/05/2020
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2020-05-05 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Authorities have announced that the following areas will remain under health isolation until at least 29 May: Muscat province; Muttrah province; Commercial market area in the province of Jalan Bani Bu Ali.
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2020-05-04 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Authorities have announced that the following areas will remain under health isolation until at least 29 May: Muscat province; Muttrah province; Commercial market area in the province of Jalan Bani Bu Ali.
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2020-04-29 Out Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
termination of checkpoints, except for those operating on entry and exit points of Muscat province
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2020-04-29 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Government of Oman lifted restrictions on travel among the governorates. *except in and out of the Muscat governorate and the Muttrah willaya remain in place until at least 8 May.
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2020-04-29 Out Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
removed betwwen governortes. * except in and out of the Muscat governorate and the Muttrah willaya remain in place until at least 8 May.
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: General recommendations
People are encouraged to stay at home unless travelling for essential food or services. Exemptions are made for:employees in the public or private sector who need to be at a certain location to fulfil their duties; ambulance and emergency service vehicles; military and security vehicles; commercial vehicles; and exceptional cases for citizens or residents based on assessment from the authorities manning the checkpoint.
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2020-04-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Businesses permitted to reopen include money changers, vehicle repair workshops and rental offices, shops selling electronic goods, and equipment and machinery stores. Stores must, however, still adhere to health measures such as safe social distancing.
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2020-04-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Under the instructions of the Supreme Committee for dealing with COVID-19, businesses and offices that work in fields such as electronics, stationery, vehicle and machine sales and maintenance, and mining were allowed to reopen, provided they followed the new rules for social distancing and hygiene that have been laid down.
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
For shops allowed to repon as of 29/4/2020 there are additional restrictions: sanitise the premises before returning to work, insepction, not allowed to have customers enter their shops. Customers can pick up their products and/or orders from these shops, or arrange for them to be delivered today; However, while visiting service centres that perform vehicle maintenance jobs such as oil changes, tyre maintenance and vehicle repairs, a maximum of two customers can be in the shop at a time.
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Access to/from Muscat governorate closed from 10-22 April.
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
initiated community psychological support during COVID-19 pandemic. Community awareness is carried out through hospital social media accounts where inquiries are being answered and many tips and guidelines to deal psychologically with the circumstances of the pandemic are being posted, in addition to uploading plenty of awareness videos and articles in various e- magazines. As for the psychological support line, it is a call line that answers all questions related to psychological stress and provides specialized assistance while maintaining the confidentiality of information.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Oman Drones to Limit Social Gatherings
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
checkpoints at borders between governorates and wilayas. *except: employees in the public or private sector who need to be at a certain location to fulfil their duties; ambulance and emergency service vehicles; military and security vehicles; commercial vehicles; and exceptional cases for citizens or residents based on assessment from the authorities manning the checkpoint.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All suspended indefinitely* exception cargo
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
all domestic flights suspended. *except cargo and once-daily service of Oman Air’s domestic flight between Muscat and Khasab will continue.
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2020-03-25 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
implement fines for anyone not adhering to closures and regulations on social distancing
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Eid gatherings and celebrations, including Eid prayers, will be banned nationwide during the upcoming Eid Al Fitr holiday, due to commence on Saturday, May 23,
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Royal Decree 32/2020 was issued amending articles 19 and 20 of the Law on the Control of Communicable Diseases and adding some provisions. Every person who violates the precaution measures/instructions taken by the Supreme Committee including the reporting of the disease or quarantine guidelines will face a jail term and hefty fine. (In Oman declaring a state of emergency demands a royal order. Despite the spread of a pandemic which is one of the conditions to declare a state of emergency, the Sultanate has not yet formally declared a state of emergency. It has nevertheless taken various precautionary measures.)
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew on minors implemented indicates that all people under the age of 18 must remain indoors from 19.00 to 06.00. The introduction of the curfew is based on Article 2 of the Civil Defence Law 21/1979.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Closure of all non essentials - including hotels, parks, worship etc
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Suspended issuing new visas until further notice *except for renewal of valid resident visas.
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Suspend all public transportation until further notice. *except buses and ferries to Musandam and Masirah and orange taxis, (of 1-4persons including the driver).
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
allots daily flighst between oman and Bahrain and travelers can transit through Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and some parts of Europe.
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
either home or institutional quarantine for all travlers entering Oman (14days)
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The suspension of printing, sale, and circulation of all newspapers, magazines, and publications.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
For everyone with the exception of nationals or residents.
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
to avoid sporting activities, cinema, public squares, for 30 days
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
For one month
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Tourists, for 30 days
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Stopping entry of cruise ships to the Sultanate’s ports. For 30 days
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
travelers from China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran for 14 days. travelers from Egypt who entered Oman after February 22 home quarantine and call the Ministry of Health for additional quarantine guidance. Home or institutional quarantine will also apply to individuals who have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or individuals with a severe acute respiratory infection.
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2020-03-04 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
visitors from countries with a high prevalence of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter the Sultanate.
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2020-01-04 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
domestic: checkpoints at borders between governorates. People are encouraged to stay at home unless travelling for essential food or services. Exemptions are made for: employees in the public or private sector who need to be at a certain location to fulfil their duties; ambulance and emergency service vehicles; military and security vehicles; commercial vehicles; and exceptional cases for citizens or residents based on assessment from the authorities manning the checkpoint.
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