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185 stores shut, 1,061 violations recorded in campaign

Municipality team visits malls, retail stores

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: Head of the Field Team in the main committee tasked to follow up the implementation of health regulations to combat coronavirus Eng Faisal Al-Jumaa said the committee uncovered 1,061 violations and closed 185 stores during the second phase of the gradual return to normal life plan, reports Al-Rai daily.

In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Al-Jumaa, who also serves as Assistant General Manager for Capital and Jahra governorates in Kuwait Municipality, confirmed that the committee conducted 8,230 inspection visits in complexes, retail stores and other establishments in the second phase of the plan; in addition to the issuance of 9,326 warnings and notices. He explained the committee plays a supervisory role, indicating the committee was formed to guarantee the safety of society and strict compliance with health regulations and guidelines approved by the Council of Ministers; as well as to avoid the negative consequences of resumption of work in many establishments and sectors, including the potential impact of interaction among people such as further spread of the virus.

He called on the workers in shops to continue the implementation of health regulations like wearing masks, regular sterilization of hands and surfaces, closure of fitting rooms, stopping the use of testers for various products, put up posters and guidelines in different places, continuously sterilize the bathrooms, and cooperate with the supervisory teams.

The Council of Ministers formed the main committee with the health minister as chairperson; while the members include the undersecretaries of various ministries, general managers of relevant government agencies such as the ministries of Social Affairs, Commerce and Industry, Municipality, Government Communication Center, Public Authority for Food and Nutrition, Public Authority for Manpower and the Civil Service Commission.

The committee’s functions include supervision, coordination, follow up and monitoring the implementation of health regulations to ensure strict compliance and curb the spread of the virus. During its meeting on June 25, the Council of Ministers decided to start the second phase of the plan for gradual return to normal life that started on May 31. The plan consists of five stages and the duration of each stage is about three weeks.

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