Muscat: After Oman’s Supreme Committee suspended attendance of employees in workplaces from May 8 to 15 as part of the lockdown measures to control the spread of COVID-19, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has suspended its services from May 9 to May 11.
The issuance of Omani passports, visas, traffic and civil status services in Oman comes under the ROP. The General Directorate of Passports and Residence which comes under the ROP is responsible for the issuance of passports for Omani citizens.
Oman will be entering a lockdown from May 8 when commercial activities will remain temporarily suspended through the day, except essential services like food supplies, sanitary and cleaning services and medical and pharmacy outlets among few others.
The Royal Oman Police in its social media handles said that all its services related to traffic, passports, residency and civil status will be stopped from May 9 to May 11, 2021. However, it was informed that these services will be available through the electronic services provided through police apps. The applicable routine and normal work and services assigned to the ROP will be carried out round the clock, however.
There has been consistent surveillance during the current lockdown hours from 9pm to 4am being carried out by the police in all localities in Oman. It is a common sight to see police vehicles in all main intersections as well as in interior roads during the lockdown hours to monitor vehicular traffic and people’s movement.