COVID-19: Kuwait won’t be extended Full Lockdown
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh decided today not to extend the total curfew when it expires on May 30, there will be no extension of the full lockdown.
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said but a partial ban will be implemented with life gradually returning back to normal.
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Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a press conference after an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers was held today, that the details of the partial ban plans will be announced on Thursday with details on life back to normal.
The Cabinet had discussed in its extraordinary meeting evaluating past period of the total ban, and reviewed a comprehensive report of the health and security measures taken.
Bader Al-Hamad, Undersecretary of the Civil Services Commission (CSC), spoke in the same news conference about honoring the employees working between February 24 and May 31 financially. He said the committee classified employees working during the pandemic crisis into three segments.
The first were employees of the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Health who were directly dealing with infected people and suspected of infection, said Al-Hamad.
The second, he added, were people working in government departments who were dealing with suspected cases, working in border crossings, quarantine facilities and clinics.
The third category were employees working in supporting lines who were assigned to work during the partial or full curfew.
Those employees, continued Al-Hamad, would be honored in accordance with the degree of high and medium risk they were exposed.
He said the government would consider people dying from the virus as martyrs, and those infected would be given a special allowance until their recovery
The Civil Service Commission, in the meantime, announced special financial increments to frontline workers in the health and interior ministries, especially those who are infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Kuwait has imposed a total curfew in the country till May 30 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. During the total curfew everyone is permitted to walk in their own residential area without the use of an vehicle from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
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Kuwait said that there will be a gradual opening keeping in view of precautionary measures after the period of a total lockdown.