KUWAIT CITY, April 15: The first day of the blessed month of Ramadan witnessed a large number of citizens and expatriates outside their homes during the three-hour period (7:00 pm to 10:00 pm) for walking within the residential areas as per the decision of the Council of Ministers, reports Al-Qabas daily. Apparently, people want to go outside during the period allowed for walking due to the moderate weather conditions. This is in addition to the fact that the threehour period has become an outlet for citizens and expatriates of all ages. Most of the internal residential areas witnessed the elderly and youths of both genders outside their homes during the period for walking – a manifestation of the importance of the decision to allow three hours of walking per day.
The staff of Al-Qabas spotted some people walking on the first day of the month of fasting, as citizens and expatriates flocked to the walkways while being committed to health regulations such as social distancing and wearing masks to cover the nose and mouth. They affirmed that addressing the corona issue needs everyone’s cooperation, as the State alone cannot protect all the people. A number of citizens and expatriates welcomed the specified period for walking, describing it as good and useful; as long as the person walks alone, wears masks and there is no problem in terms of transmitting the virus.
They added the choice of walking hours is very good as it is after ‘iftar’ when the weather is appropriate and the temperature is low. A number of citizens and residents asserted that the Cabinet’s decision to exercise walking is an opportunity for people to exercise instead of “prolonged confinement” inside the home, and that it has good health and psychological effects, pointing out that allowing people to go out for a period of 3 hours is a relaxation of people’s psyche, especially that the weather is appropriate, and that sport is important for body movement.