Kuwait: 547 people violated COVID-19 curfew since March
A total of 547 people have been caught violating a partial curfew imposed on March 8 to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in Kuwait, a senior security official said. Last week, the Kuwaiti government extended the curfew until April 22, which coincides with the holy month of Ramadan.
The curfew was due to end on April 8 but the government said it will be extended to April 22, while curtailing the curfew hours. During the extension period, the curfew will continue daily from 7pm until 5am.
Brig. Tawhid Al Kandari, the chief of the Interior Ministry’s Public Relations and Security Media Directorate, said that violators of the curfew over the past month included 371 Kuwaitis, accounting for 67.8 per cent of the total offenders while the remaining 176 were expatriates.
The violators have been referred to investigation bodies to take legal action against them, he added in media remarks.
“This reflects the seriousness of security men in enforcing the law to everyone, whether citizens or foreign residents, without discrimination,” Al Kandari said. He added that security personnel are instructed to apply the law to every violator while taking into consideration “humanitarian and emergency cases”.
Kuwait’s governorate of Al Ahmadi has led the list of the curfew violators with 183 followed by the governorate of Hawalli with 106, according to the official.