MUNICIPALITY SHUTS ALL CAFES – BURIALS RESTRICTED TO FAMILIES BETWEEN 8 a.m. UNTIL 3 p.m.
KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Statistics issued by the Ministry of Interior shows 115 people violated the curfew in 6 days since its application last Sunday until Friday, including 51 Kuwaitis, 64 Gulf citizens, bedoun and residents of various nationalities, reports Al-Qabas daily.
A security source told the daily the number of citizens and Gulf nationals who violated the ban was 73, compared to 35 expatriates, and 7 bedoun, which roughly works out to 63.4 percent for Kuwaitis and citizens of Gulf countries, 30.4 percent for expatriates and 6.2 bedoun.
Statistics also show the Hawalli Governorate is ranked first in terms of violators of the curfew, 37 violators; followed by the Capital Governorate with 32, the Ahmadi Governorate came in third place with 21 violators, Farwaniya fourth with 13 violators, Jahra fifth with 11 and the Mubarak Al-Kabeer only one violator.
Statistics also show the highest rate of breach of the curfew was last Tuesday when 45 violators were arrested including 8 citizens, 37 Gulf citizens and expatriates.
Cafes shut down
Kuwait Municipality Director General Ahmad Al-Manfouhi declared on Saturday closure of cafes everywhere in Kuwait. The decision is applied to cafes in markets, at shopping malls, fuel stations and rest stations on highways.
However, they are allowed to continue delivery service as of 4:00 am until 5:00 pm when daily partial curfew goes into effect. Al-Manfouhi has affirmed that the decision is part of precautionary and preventive measures that have been taken by the municipality to stem spread of the novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the director general of funerals’ affairs, Dr Faisal Al-Awadhi, declared a ban on visits to cemeteries. As to funerals, only relatives of the deceased are allowed to be present, in line with directions by the Ministry of Health; also as part of the extraordinary measures against the disease. Moreover, the municipality has set burial time from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. The corpse must be buried instantly.