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Oman: Shops Shut for Violations, Street Vendors Raided

Muscat Municipality has raided and shut two stores in Muscat Governorate.

A statement issued by Muscat Municipality said: “Muscat Municipality, in Al Seeb, inspected 98 women’s hairdressing stores and salons to ensure their commitment to closing as per the rules.”

“The Municipality shut two of the stores and they were asked to pay OMR 300 as an administrative fine. This comes in connection to enforcing the decisions of the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19.”

Also, street vendors in Bawshar in Muscat, selling fish from open public sites, were raided by a joint team from Muscat Municipality and the Royal Oman Police.

A statement issued by the Municipality said: “Muscat Municipality in Bawshar, in cooperation with the Royal Oman Police (ROP), raided street vendors in several locations for using public sites as an open display platform for selling fish and other products without observing the regulations and health precautions in light of the spread of COVID-19.”

“This is a violation of municipal regulations and health requirements,” the statement added.


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