KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) — The success of the second stage of the plan to go back to normalcy in Kuwait will be in the hands of citizens and residents, said Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah on Thursday.
In a press conference after the exceptional meeting for the cabinet, the Health Minister said that Kuwait had improved its position on curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) from the previous period especially during last Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr when the load on hospitals were at 85 percent.
Thanks to lockdown, the load was decreased to 40 percent in ICU during this month and 30 percent in hospitals nationwide, he indicated.
The three-week second phase of national plan to bring back life to normal will be less restrictive; however, people of Kuwait will now have the increased responsibility to combat the spread of COVID-19, approaching the matter with a cautious optimism.
The second phase will witness the return of less than 30 percent of the government workforce and the opening of commercial complexes, malls, parks, and other places of leisure between 10:00 am and 06:00 pm.
The minister urged people to become more responsible in the upcoming period for their sake so that all of society could overcome this pandemic.
Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah said that though restrictions were being eased, the fact of the matter is that it was time to be more vigilant to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus