The night travel ban imposed from October 11 to prevent the spread of Covid has ended. The curfew ended at 5 am on Saturday morning, but other restrictions will remain in place, officials said. The ban on beaches will continue until further notice. A meeting of the Supreme Committee on October 9 decided to impose a day-long ban on access to the beaches in view of the potential for Covid expansion. The ban on all family and social gatherings remains in place, officials said. The apex court had yesterday expressed concern over the trend of rallies leading to the spread of the disease and the rising number of deaths. The apex committee also directed that individuals and institutions should take maximum precautionary measures and report any significant violations.
Muwassalat buses will resume normal service from Saturday in view of the end of the travel ban. Muscat city services and intercity services will resume regular service from today, Muwassalat officials said. The Muscat-Salalah service will resume today. Regular ferry services will resume from Sunday. City bus services in Salalah will resume from November 1. Meanwhile, more people were prosecuted for violating the Supreme Committee’s recommendations.
Oman’s public prosecution says three people have been arrested in the southern Sharqia governorate for violating a night curfew. The Oman Public Prosecution said the three were fined 500 riyals each by a primary court.