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‘Stick to preventive health guidelines’
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Engr Ahmed Al-Manfouhi affirmed that 90 percent of the stores are adhering to the new closing timings, indicating that food shopping outlets, pharmacies, and medical and food supply centers have been excluded from the closure. In a press statement, Engr Al-Manfouhi explained that the suspended activities include barber shops, beauty salons, and sports and health clubs.
Also, the daily work of all commercial activities are suspended from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am. The decision also included preventing dine-in facilities for customers in restaurants, and limiting such commercial activities to delivery during the period of closing of stores in their various activities.
The task of the field inspection teams is to tighten supervision through inspection tours to ensure that shop owners adhere to the decisions and instructions issued.
Harsher penalties will be taken against violators in the event of lack of cooperation by the owners of the stores and commercial activities. It is worth mentioning that the inspection tours of the health requirement committee team Ahmadi and Farwaniya Municipality resulted in the issuance of citations for 27 violations to some stores in a number of commercial complexes including 25 in Ahmadi, and two violations and 47 verbal warnings in Farwaniya.
Meanwhile, Engr Al-Manfouhi has issued a circular calling on all sectors and administrative units in the Municipality to implement preventive measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus, reports Al-Anba daily.
The circular included taking into account the determination of the percentage of workers, provided that it be within (50%) of the total number of workers in one building. This is in addition to continued commitment to preparing tables with the names of employees “outdoor workers – workers on weekly rotation system and specifying the names of workers for each week and workers throughout the week – the names of the employees who are to be exempted from work.” The circular also calls for commitment to the official working hours from half past eight in the morning until one in the afternoon; Continuing to use electronic platforms to determine the dates for citizens and residents to visit the Municipality, and to complete the transactions procedures electronically according to the nature of the work.
The circular calls for compliance with the preventive and precautionary health instructions and requirements with physical distancing and wearing masks while on duty, as well as public safety requirements and preventive health requirements. The circular states it is the duty of the directors of the departments to supervise the implementation of the above; indicating that failure to comply with these procedures by the employee is considered a violation of duties and will lead to accountability.
By Abdul-Nasser Al-Aslami Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies