The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) has confirmed that commercial activities in industrial areas are included in the closure from 8 pm to 5 am.
A ministry official, speaking to Times of Oman, said, “The decision of the Supreme Committee includes commercial activities of all kinds, including vehicles washing, motor electrical shops, vehicle oil sales, vehicle brake repair, tyre repair, spare parts stores, workshops of all kinds, vehicles accessories shops, upholstery shops, branches of vehicle agencies, shops selling building materials and other shops in industrial areas of all kinds."
With regard to factories, the official explained, "All factories must be closed between 8pm to 5am and must close their gates and not receive customers in any way."
The Ministry confirmed also that the decision includes street vendors and those who own mobile vehicles to sell food and others.
The Supreme Committee decision for night closure started from the evening of Thursday 4 March 2021 and will be in force until Saturday morning 20 March 2021.