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Oman: More businesses to open from Wednesday

Published 23 Jun,2020 via Muscat Daily - The Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the developments resulting from the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic met on Tuesday and decided to reopen a new package of 56 commercial and industrial activities starting from June 24.

These include shopping malls, laundries, tailor shops, the fish markets at Muttrah, Seeb, Sohar, Suwaiq, Quriyat, Ashkara, and Ibri, advertising and media establishments, and travel an tours outlets. The competent authorities will also announce details and the health requirements necessary to practise them.

The meeting was headed by H E Hammoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, in the presence of all members of the committee, to follow up on the developments of the pandemic, prevention measures, and ways to avoid its spread.

The Supreme Committee stressed the need for all to follow precautionary measures issued by the competent authorities and for each individual to be responsible for protecting himself, his family and society from infection of the coronavirus.

List of commercial and industrial activities to be opened under the fourth package:

1. Malls and commercial complexes

2 Fish markets: Muttrah, Sohar, Suwaiq, Seeb, Quriyat, Ashkhara and Ibri.

3 Selling of fabrics and textiles

4 Shops selling dyes and polishing materials

5 Shops selling and repairing conventional weapons

6 Manpower offices

7 Offices for installing cameras and protection systems

8 Shops selling plastic and paper wastes

9 Pottery and handicrafts

10 Stores selling used spare parts

11 Selling doors and windows

12 Showrooms selling all kinds of kitchenware

13 Selling and maintaining elevators and escalators

14 Building and construction contracting offices

15 Selling artificial accessories and ornaments

16 Trade of blankets and sheets

17 Sale of wooden and iron boxes

18 Shops and factories selling charcoal and wood fuel

19 Iron and aluminum products shops

20 Real estate brokerage offices

21 Furniture upholstery

22 Blacksmith accessories and aluminum sheets

23 Sale of audio tapes

24 Renting and selling wedding dresses and accessories

25 Cleaning offices

26 Car seats upholstery

27 Metal turning

28 Technical production stores and offices

29 Thermal insulation and installation offices

30 Ice factories

31 Selling, repairing and making musical instruments

32 Filling inks

33 Finance offices

34 Industry of Al Masar

35 Air conditioners and washing machines repair shops

36 Selling workshop supplies

37 Shipping and customs clearance offices

38 Metal Printing

39 Manufacture of tanks and reservoirs

40 Making Omani daggers

41 Financial Brokerage Office

42 Laundry and ironing

43 Sale and installation of equipment for hotels, restaurants and kitchens

44 Specialized stores selling glass

45 Fixing and installing products and glass panels

46 Specialized stores selling tickets, antiques, and paintings

47 Advertising and media institutions

48 Used tire shredding

49 Manufacture and installation of gypsum works

50 Workshops and integrated garment factories for sewing

51 Tailor shops - ladies and gents

52 Driving schools

53 Travel and tourism offices

54 Family counseling offices

55 Hospitality services companies

56 Opening camel tracks and fields for camel training only

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