This year's Eid Al Adha holidays have been extended until August 6 in an effort to combat COVID-19 in Oman.
28 July 2020| Last updated on 28 July 2020
The new Eid Al Adha holidays will run along with the reinforced nationwide lockdown.
The Eid Al Adha holidays in Oman have been extended from Monday August 3 to Thursday August 6, according to the Oman News Agency.
Expats and citizens in the country can look forward to a ten-day holiday (including the weekend) from July 30 to August 6. The decision to move this year's Eid dates came as a directive from Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.
Previously, the Eid Al Adha holidays were set to take place from July 30 to August 3.
Since July 25, the Sultanate has been in lockdown, which was reimposed as a response to a rise in COVID-19 cases. The movement restrictions will continue until Saturday, August 8.
During this lockdown period, the Committee has prohibited people from moving outside their homes, and announced the closure of all shops, malls, and public spaces between 7 AM to 6 AM.
Oman is currently in a lockdown that started on July 25 until August 8, as announced by the Supreme Committee on COVID-19. The Committee also banned movement of people, and announced the closure of all public places and shops between 7pm and 6am during the lockdown period.
All types of social and wide gatherings such as Eid celebrations, group parties, Eid prayers, and traditional Eid markers have been banned at this time.
Police patrols and checkpoints have increased during the new lockdown in Oman.
Oman health officials reported 1,053 new COVID-19 patients, nine deaths, and 1,729 recoveries. The total number of Coronavirus cases in Oman is now 77,058.