Kuwait announces a partial curfew as the country records high rates of Coronavirus infection


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Kuwaiti government announced, on Thursday evening, the imposition of a partial curfew, which will start from next Sunday and continue until April 8.

And according to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), according to government spokesman Tariq Al-Marzam, the partial ban will be applied from five in the evening until five in the morning.

Al-Marzam said in a press conference, after an exceptional cabinet meeting, that the Council of Ministers decided to instruct the Minister of Interior to take measures and procedures to impose a curfew in the country.

The Kuwaiti government allowed the obligatory prayers to be performed in mosques on foot, and allowed pharmacies, places of selling medical supplies, cooperative societies and markets to practice their activities through delivery services only.

While restaurants and cafes will stop receiving orders during the announced hours of the ban, while the government has been tasked with researching an appropriate mechanism to address the potential economic repercussions of the Corona pandemic.

On Thursday, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced the registration of 1716 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus, which is the highest daily rate recorded by the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of registered epidemic cases reached 196,497 thousand, while the total number of deaths reached 1,105.


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