Cairo: An Omani court sentenced a citizen to six months in prison on charges of removing a tracking bracelet and violating domestic isolation as part of precautions against the spread of COVID-19, according to local media.
The court in Al Batinah South Governorate said the convict would serve 20 days of the jail term without giving an explanation.
The court also ordered the man, identified as Saleh Bin Mahkoum, to pay a fine of OMR1,000, the Shabiba online newspaper reported. The name and photo of the convict was published in the local media.
Last month, a state supreme committee in charge of tackling COVID-19 in Oman declared that names and photos of violators of precautions against the highly infectious disease will be published in the media.
Names and photos of several violators have since been made public after court rulings. The Sultanate so far has confirmed a tally of 122,579 virus cases and 1,391 related fatalities.