Muscat: Oman has announced the start of Ramadan from Wednesday, April 14. Also, from tomorrow there will be curfew on the people’s and vehicular movements from 9pm till 4am.
Although there is a one hour grace in the curfew timing this time, with the curfew starting from 9pm instead of the initial 8pm, the ban on movement of people and vehicular traffic will put a stop to the gatherings of any kind. The Supreme Committee has requested everyone to abide by the rules to help the country bring the COVID-19 infection numbers down.
Beaches are open for individuals for walking or exercise and not for any sporting activities or get-togethers. Gates of parks and gardens will remain closed while community gardens and walkaways are open for fitness enthusiasts till the curfew time.
Super markets and hypermarkets will be open from 7am till 7.30pm. Muscat Municipality has announced that supply chain logistics will be mandated to assure a steady supply of fruits and vegetables during the partial lockdown period. The central vegetable market in Mawaleh, touted as the largest in Oman, will be open from 5am to 5pm.