Kuwait will enforce a 12-hour partial curfew from 6pm to 6am starting Sunday as part of a five-phase plan to gradually return to normal life.
Kuwait , Kuwait
30 May 2020, 12:00 AM
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Kuwait has revealed a five-phase plan to return to normal life in the country, which has been brought to a standstill by the coronavirus pandemic.
Kuwait Minister of Health Dr. Sheikh Bassel Al-Sabah revealed that they will relax its curfew hours from 6pm to 6am from Saturday. The country initially imposed the 24-hour curfew from May 10 as part of its efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
"If indicators are positive we move to the next phase. If no indicators are safe in any phase, we will remain in the current phase for a longer time or go back to the previous phase," he said.
The step is part of a slew of measures to ease coronavirus-related restrictions. As per the new measures, mosques will reopen from Sunday in accordance with heath guidelines and preventive measures.
“We have approved a plan to gradually return to normal life, as we cannot continue with the complete lockdown. Returning to normal life and living with the pandemic is a must,” Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah said in a press conference following a meeting of the Kuwaiti government on Thursday evening.