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Second stage plans: Lifting of isolation from Mahboula and Farwaniya; curfew period to be reduced

KUWAIT CITY, Jun 23: It is widely expected that the cabinet on Thursday will announce transition to the second stage within a plan to return to normal life after the first stage was extended by a week.

New curfew timings

This move comes after improve in indicators to moving in from one stage to another. The second stage will start from Sunday, with partial curfew to be reduced from 9 pm to 5 am, and government institutions and ministries will resume their work at 30% of workforce, visitors will be allowed based on prior appointment via registration and will need to get a barcode.

At the same time, reopening of malls and supermarkets from 8am morning until 7pm, those below 15 yrs will be prevented from entering in the malls.

Isolation to be removed

There is no intention to impose isolation on any new areas except those that are currently under isolation. Indication are that there is high possibilities of lifting isolation from Farwaniya and Mahboula while keeping it only on Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.

Most of the institutional quarries will remain under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in view of the global fears of the possibilityof a second wave of the epidemic in the coming September or October, the sources alluded to the possibilities of handing over the quarantine areas like Khiran and others within two weeks after the number of those in it decreased to about 250 people.

By Suleiman
Alseyassah / Arab Times staff

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