His Majesty Sultan of Oman Haitham Bin Tarik presided at Bait Al Barakah over a meeting of the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19) developments.
At the outset of the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan commended the major efforts exerted by the government in containing the pandemic. His Majesty the Sultan expressed his total satisfaction with the role of the Supreme Committee and the measures it undertook over the past period.
His Majesty the Sultan thanked all, particularly health workers, the Sultan’s Armed Forces, the Royal Oman Police and security services operating in different locations, as well as other state institutions in the public and private sectors, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
His Majesty the Sultan thanked all citizens and residents and voiced his appreciation for the media’s role in spreading awareness. He commended all other initiatives and every effort made at the national level to tackle the pandemic.
His Majesty the Sultan reaffirmed that the prime objective of the Sultanate, since the outbreak of the pandemic, is to protect all those who live on the pristine land of Oman, citizens and residents alike. His Majesty the Sultan reaffirmed the sustained functioning of the state, which, he noted, will keep delivering its duties and alleviating developments in all sectors, while at the same time protecting Oman’s economy, with a determination to maintain the functioning of the private sector with the least possible losses.
His Majesty the Sultan pointed out that, due to persistence of the pandemic and the lack of effective treatment so far, it has become necessary to co-exist in accordance with this emerging situation and adapt to it gradually, which cannot be realized without the collaboration of all members of society, albeit through full commitment to precautions and necessary preventive measures, as well follow up of awareness programs to be disseminated by different means of official information.
His Majesty the Sultan asserted that the state is resolute in its quest to curb this pandemic and utilize all means to contain it.
Acting from this position, His Majesty the Sultan commanded that a new central laboratory for public health shall be established, to keep pace with technical advancement and modern systems and to cover all needs under all circumstances.
At the conclusion of the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan prayed to the Almighty Allah to protect all mankind from pandemics. He also prayed to the Almighty to grant quick recovery to all patients, to have mercy on departed souls and grant patience and fortitude to the bereaved families.