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Expats whose visas have expired will not be allowed to return to Oman. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Dubai: Expat workers whose work visas have expired will not be allowed to return to the Sultanate, said Brigadier Said Al Asmi, at a press conference of the Supreme Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic, local media reported.

Currently, the issuance of visa is suspended, although for family, entry is available only for those with valid residency, Brigadier Al Asmi said. He thanked citizens and residents for their cooperation and commitment to the guidelines issued by the Supreme Committee.

“Though some cases of violations of movement ban and people not wearing masks have been recorded, we call on the violators to expedite the payment of fines before they are transferred to the public prosecution”, added the Brigadier.

He said that as part of the naming and shaming measures, the names and photos of the violators will be made public at the end of the legal procedures.

The Minister of Health said that 3,919 medical staff have been infected with COVID-19 in Oman, most of them due to community infection.