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Curfew timing 6 pm to 6 am – Areas of Hawally, Nuqra, Maidan Hawally, Khaitan and Farwaniya under total curfew – Jleeb and Mahboula to continue total curfew
KUWAIT CITY, May 28: Kuwait will begin gradual return to normal life on Sunday, May 31, taking into consideration health, economic and social aspects with main objective of defeating the coronavirus, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Thursday.
“We adopt a plan for gradual return to normal life, based on experiences of many countries, prepared by experts and specialists,” he told an online news conference following a cabinet meeting.
He added, “We took into consideration health, economic and social aspects, and to gradually open based on health indicators which will show the degree of compliance with health instructions and to live up to social responsibility.”
Kuwait will start imposing a 12-hour curfew Saturday as the country was preparing to gradually return to normal life, Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Anas Al-Saleh said Thursday.
“We are moving to a partial curfew between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.” following the full curfew imposed in the country to curb spread of coronavirus, Al-Saleh, also Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, told an online news conference.
He said the government’s plan took into account negative experiences of many countries, as well as recommendations by the World Health Organization and the US communicable diseases center.
Al-Saleh said the government would impose a lockdown on some areas of Hawallay, Nuqra, Maidan Hawally, Khaitan and Farwaniya because of the high number of coronavirus cases.
The Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah during the press conference that came after the cabinet meeting on the details of the partial ban that will begin to be implemented starting Sund
The minister said some areas of Hawally, Nuqra, Maidan Hawally, Khaitan and Farwaniya will be under total ban and Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyukh will continue.
He pointed out that there are 5 phases to deal with ” Corona “, ranging from the most severe to the least extreme, leading to normal life, adding: If we do not reach the desired results within 3 weeks, we will return to the most severe stage.
The first phase 31 May; Partial curfew from 6pm to 6 am in all areas. Full curfew areas: Farwniya, Khaitan, Hawally, Jleeb and Mahboula. The full curfew is also fluid could include more areas/removal of other areas
Activities to resume:
Mosques and places of worship after preparation accoing to health requirements
Home delivery services
General Services (Maintenance, Freight service, Gas, Laundry)
Telecom and Internet providers
Drive through restaurants and cafes
Group transportation of companies and corporations
Food Retails (Coops, Groceries, Catering)
Hospital and Clinics
Gas Stations and Services
Vehicle and equipment (Showrooms, garages, spare parts and car wash)
In the second phase after 3 weeks: public and private sector will resume work (30% of staff only) those who don’t abide will face legal measures banks, malls, restaurants and cafes with no seating only take away, public parks and places.
Third phase: Removal of partial curfew, public and private sector can increase staff till max 50%, hotels and resorts can resume, car rental companies with restriction of one driver per car only, Friday prayers
Fourth phase: Public and private sector to increase staff, restaurants will be allowed to return to seating with social distancing measures, public transportation to resume
Fifth and final phase: 100% of staff of public and private sectors, family gatherings and graduations, clubs and gym to resume, exhibitions, sport activities, cinema, theaters to reopen
Government spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem, said the government decided to impose lockdown in some areas below are the details
Blocks under total curfew
The entire Farwaniya area except the specified area between streets: 60, 120, 520 and 129
Whole of Hawally, Nugra and Maidan Hawally
Khaitan blocks 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh lockdown would continue
Al-Muzram said that the government is fully prepared to provide the new areas that were isolated with all the food and gas needed and all the supplies needed.
The Civil Service Bureau also issued Circular No. 12 of 2020 regarding the extension of work breakdowns (such as rest days) in all ministries, government agencies, public bodies and institutions as a precaution due to the emerging Corona virus.