Kuwait Declares Full Curfew From May 10 To May 30
There has been an alarming spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Kuwait, as of today 641 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections cases recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of infections to 7,208.
With the recommendation of the health authorities in Kuwait, the Council of Ministers decided to implement the total ban in the country.
Full curfew in Kuwait will begin from Sunday, May 10, 2020, 4:00 p.m. until May 30, 2020.
Banks work will be limited to the payment of monthly salaries and receiving statements from ministries, government agencies and private companies.
All food commodities and strategic stocks are sufficient in the country stressing that there is no need for concern.
Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan confirmed that panic buying of foodstuffs would spoil all the government’s plans.
Everyone has only one appointment per week for shopping at Co-ops, Supermarkets/gas/ food supplies via bar-code.
The Minister of Social Affairs, Maryam Al-Aqeel, said that from Sunday 10 of this month, only one person without an escort will be allowed to enter the cooperative after reserving the appointment.
Online reservation of shopping from cooperative societies will continue to function during the period of the total ban, noting that everyone has the right to shop only once a week.
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The Minister of Municipal Affairs confirmed supermarkets will be allowed to operate to meet the needs of people, according to health precautionary condition.
Groceries will be allowed to operate in areas where expatriates are largely living.
Exit permits are granted during the period of the total ban on workers in vital facilities.
Daily 4:30 to 6:30, people are allowed to walk in residential area without using vehicle.
He added that the sectors excluded from the total ban are the health and security authorities, the vital services sector such as electricity, oil, municipality, and private sector companies that serve these vital activities.
The Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah said that there will be a gradual opening keeping in view of precautionary measures after the period of a total lockdown.