14 March 2020 – All schools and universities suspended

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education, Finance/Economy
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Supreme Committee formed to tackle Covid-19

Overview: Supreme committee order major closure of commercial and education sectors
Full details here: https://www.omanobserver.om/oman-suspends-schools-universities-from-sunday/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government, International – government
Evidence/Justification: Supreme Committee announced that all government offices would go to 30 percent staffing. They also announced the closure of schools, most shops and malls, except for supermarkets and banks, while restaurants are only offering take-away. Some large supermarket chains supposedly offer home delivery, but experience has been that online orders are almost impossible to place, and delivery is only offered after five days. Gatherings in public places are banned.