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Thursday , October 29 2020

KD 100 fine for not wearing masks in public

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: The committee formed by the Council of Ministers to follow up the implementation of health requirements to combat the spread of COVID-19 has intensified its campaigns on commercial complexes and shops located in the commercial centers of the country to monitor the extent of the commitment of workers and customers to wearing masks and gloves, reports Al-Qabas daily.

During the fourth stage of the plan for the return of normal life, the committee registered more than two thousand violations in all six governorates. These violations, whereby neither workers nor customers were required to wear masks and adhere to other health requirements, were observed in stores both inside and outside commercial complexes.

Informed sources explained that the business owners will be held responsible for the violation of not wearing masks. If a worker does not wear a mask or gloves, a citation is issued against him for the violation. However, if he and the customers do not adhere to the measures, the facility gets closed down completely.

The violation of the customer or the owner of the facility not wearing a mask necessitates a “reconciliation order” which is valued at KD 100.

The sources revealed that the Farwaniya committee headed by Eng. Fahad Al-Muwaisari recorded 350 violations of non-compliance with health requirements, particularly masks by shop owners.

They said approximately 20 violations were recorded in Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate, 15 in Jahra and 10 in Hawally.

Regarding violations of not wearing masks outside commercial centers or in public places, the sources affirmed that the fine for such a violation is KD 100.

They added that judicial officers affiliated to the Ministry of Commerce, Kuwait Municipality, Public Authority for Industry and Public Authority for Manpower, with the support of teams from the Ministry of Health, can record such violations on individuals in the places where they are allocated. 

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