KUWAIT CITY, June 29: Chairperson of the Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies Federation, Fahad Al-Kashti, called on the Ministry of Commerce to abolish the “barcode” system to allow consumers to shop in a more flexible manner.
Al-Kashti acknowledged the role played by the cooperative supermarkets in the coronavirus pandemic through provision of goods and services that meet the needs of the general public in Kuwait.
“With the commitment of all cooperative supermarkets to health requirements and measures of social distancing, and the beginning of the second phase of the return to normalcy, the need to suspend the “barcode” system arises especially during non-curfew hours, or rather the system should be implemented during the curfew hours only,” he noted.
He requested that shopping be allowed without restricting consumers to their places of residence, stressing that cooperative societies are ready to meet the needs of consumers.
Personnel of the Ministry of Defense, since the very first moments of the novel coronavirus breakout, have scrambled into action placing all military and civil resources to support State efforts against the pandemic.