Oman has resumed normal operation as the 12-day partial curfew, ordered on 11 October, was lifted today at 5am. From today the roads, shops and public places will be open for movement even after 8pm.
The ban on using beaches throughout the day, though will remain till further notice.
Movement between governorates beyond 8pm as well as public transport will also resume to normal operations from today. With the schools’ resumption also announced, albeit with blended curriculum there is a sense of buoyancy seen with the general public.
The night curfew had also resulted in a significant decrease in the number of patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit (ICU) at The Royal Hospital, reports a local daily.
In an interview to Oman TV, Dr. Hisham Abdullah al Dahab, a consultant doctor of internal medicine at the hospital, informed that the night-time lockdown has reduced the COVID-19 patients in the ICU at The Royal Hospital.