Cairo: A surge in the new coronavirus infections has prompted Oman to reduce attendance of government employees again in an effort to stem the spread of the virus.
Starting from Monday, the number of employees reporting to the government agencies has been downsized to 30 per cent, according to the Omani newspaper Al Shabiba.
The decision will remain in effect until further notice.
On Monday, the Omani Health Ministry reported 2,164 coronavirus infections, the highest single-day tally recorded in the sultanate so far. The latest cases take the country’s overall infections to 58,179. Oman so far has also reported a total of 259.
The government decision, minimising attendance, limits reporting to workplaces to those whose presence is deemed necessary. They are required to follow precautions against COVID-19.
In May, a supreme committee in task of confronting COVID-19 in Oman allowed half of employees at governmental agencies to return to work.
Last week, the panel vowed tougher penalties against violators of anti-virus precautions amid an infection spike in the sultanate.