COVID-19: Flout directives on public gatherings, shop closures in Oman and face jail-term, hefty fines, says Public Prosecution

28 Mar 2020
POSTED BY Ashlee Starratt

With the goal of controlling the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, Oman’s Public Prosecution has announced new legal measures aimed as a deterrent to those who would flout the directives of the Supreme Committee.

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In a statement made on Thursday, March 26, the Public Prosecution has stated that those who would impede or refuse to abide by the directives outlined by state authorities — including public gatherings and closures of commercial shops — would be subject to a fine of OMR 10,000 and face a one-year jail term.

(Also read: Coronavirus: Here’s a list of all the shops allowed to operate in Oman during COVID-19 ban.)

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