KUWAIT CITY, July 28: The Friday Market Administration has decided to open the market for public after the Eid Al-Adha Festival, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting market sources.
Meanwhile, the Kuwait Municipality is said to have confirmed that it has given instruction to open the Friday Market after ensuring that all precautionary measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus by adopting health requirements that have been put in place by the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Health.
The sources also said the municipality has assured the market administration of the need to sterilize the entire area including all imported goods and stalls and making sure that the salespersons are free of any symptoms of the disease. This is in addition to ensuring the entry and exit gates of the market are manned by personnel from the Ministry of Interior to prevent any kind of hindrance.
The Municipality had closed the Friday Market, the beginning of the pandemic last March, keeping in mind the health and safety of its visitors, and has called on the market management and owners of the stalls and workers to cooperate with the supervisory teams.
The market was reopened at the beginning of this month, but the Municipality stepped in and closed the shops and markets due to lack of health protection and commitment to social distancing and activities that were seen not conducive to prevent the spread of the virus.
Nine administrative closure orders were issued this month that included the closure of the Friday Market and one of the large markets, in addition to the closing of a famous furniture company in one of the commercial complexes, in addition to the closing a shop selling women’s clothing inside a hotel in Farwaniya in addition to 5 other stores in different areas of the country. The sources confirmed that the Municipality will not hesitate to close any complex, market or store that does not adhere to the preventive measures.