Kuwait Considering Shifting Curfew Timings From 4 AM – 6 PM

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Kuwait Considering Shifting Curfew Timings From 4 AM - 6 PM

Kuwait Considering Shifting Curfew Timings From 4 AM – 6 PM

Kuwait Health authorities are studying a request to change the partial curfew period for the second stage from 9 pm to 6 am, to instead start from 6pm and end at 4 am. 

The health authorities are planning to present a comprehensive evaluation in the first stage, including the rate of infections in their areas, especially those under lockdown before a decision will be taken for lifting the lockdown or implementing the measure in other areas. 

High number of infections of Kuwaiti citizens in recent days basically for not following health instructions and guidelines may delay the transition to the second stage in full.

Read: Hawally, Farwaniya and Khaitan Shows Positive Indicator For Lifting Isolation

Allowing the curfew until 9 pm it contributes to increasing family and social gatherings, especially in residential areas, which leads to an increased risk of infections and the spread of the virus.

Therefore, reducing the duration of the ban during the morning period is considered better option according to health standards.

The health minister said easing the curfew will be among the first phase in a 5-phases plan.

Kuwait Ministry of Health announced, Wednesday, 575 new infections of the coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total to 37533. Deaths reached 306 with the addition of 3 fatalities. In the last 24 hours, 690 people recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the tally to 28,896. The recovered will be transferred to the hospital recuperation ward, pending their discharge within the next few days.

Based on the data, sources expected that removal of isolation from these isolated areas will be in 3 stages, the first includes the Hawally region which has show satisfactory results while the second includes the regions of Farwaniya and Khaitan where as in the third and last stage include the regions of Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Mahboulah.

Since the coronavirus emerged in China late last year and spread worldwide, more than 8.1 million people have contracted it, according to Johns Hopkins.The university has tallied more than 440,000 deaths from the disease it causes, COVID-19.