KUWAIT CITY, July 31: The Kuwaiti Union of Shisha Cafés has stressed the need for the committee tasked to monitor the corona situation in the country to present recommendations on allowing shisha or hookah service in restaurants and cafés in accordance with global regulations; indicating these recommendations should be submitted to the Council of Ministers, reports Al-Qabas daily. In a press statement, the union pointed out that the corona pandemic prompted the Council of Ministers to take strict measures; including the closure of restaurants and cafés offering shisha or hookah service since March 2020.
The council already allowed the opening of other restaurants and cafés, but nothing has been done regarding those offering shisha or hookah service until now; the union added. The union said this led to the bankruptcy of such establishments whose owners suffered enormous financial losses — more than KD1 billion; not to mention the accumulation of debts like unpaid rents, bank loan installments and salaries of workers. The union asserted that the accumulation of debts has a negative impact on the family.