Curfew ruled out in coronavirus infection hike

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KUWAIT CITY, June 13: The recent increase in the number of corona cases including those confined in the intensive care unit (ICU) resulted in a state of pessimism in the country, prompting high ranking government officials to present several scenarios to deal with the epidemiological situation in case the upward trend continues, reports Al-Qabas daily. The officials pointed out that since some establishments have reopened, there should be emphasis on the need to comply with health regulations; while prohibiting gatherings like the celebration of various events and weddings that requires a strict stance by the concerned authorities, and further expansion of the vaccination campaign.

They ruled out the implementation of curfew due to the availability of vaccines and the rising number of vaccinated people; indicating the Corona Supreme Committee will soon discuss the most important indicators of the epidemiological situation in the country, which has become volatile. They added the committee will look into the possibility of opening children’s play stores, closing malls and restaurants at 11:00 pm or continuation of the current decisions.

They affirmed that the committee will submit its recommendations to the Council of Ministers on Monday. They cautioned about the situation in neighboring countries, stressing the need for the government to be careful in taking any decision regarding the return to normal life. They pointed out that the key step now is gradual transition to normal life in order to avoid going back to square one in the fight against coronavirus, considering the mutations of the virus.

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