‘New plan to help prevent virus spread’
KUWAIT CITY, June 20: The Council of Ministers will most likely follow the recommendations given by the supreme ministerial committee which is tasked with following up the day to day reports and statistics on the status of infections on coronavirus and accordingly evaluate gradual return to normalcy, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled is said to have stressed on five conditions prior to moving towards the second stage. The same sources stated due to the high number of infections among Kuwaitis recently basically due to ‘disregard’ for health instructions and guidelines that have been issued by the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Health moving to the second stage in full may be delayed.
The sources revealed the health authorities have implemented a request to amend the partial curfew period for the second stage which was originally set to be from 9 pm to 6 am.
Sources said, allowing the curfew hours until 9 pm will contribute to increasing family and social gatherings, especially in the 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 sources indicated that the health authorities will offer a comprehensive evaluation of the first stage, including the rate of infections in certain areas, especially those which are under isolation. A decision will soon be taken as to which places should be placed under total lockdown and in which places the lockdown should be lifted.