Kuwait launches new mechanism to preserve historical sites, museums, and cultural centers amid coronavirus outbreak
01 May 2020, 12:00 AM
09 May 2020, 12:00 AM
During the suspension period to control the spread of coronavirus, Kuwait National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) has launched a new mechanism to preserve the archaeological sites, museums, and cultural centers.
Bader Al-Duwaish, NCCAL's Assistant Secretary-General for Cultural Affairs, said in a press statement that a team from the Department of Antiquities and Museums was formed to preserve the valuable properties and objects in the heritage sites, museums, and cultural centers.
Besides, NCCAL has agreed on regular visits to archaeological sites in Failaka island and Al-Sabiyah area. Bader Al-Duwaish said that the team has discovered that a number of centers and buildings need maintenance.
The council will spare no effort to preserve Kuwait's historical and national identity, he noted.
The Kuwaiti government has imposed a nationwide curfew to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it also decided to suspend work in all ministries and state agencies until May 28.