Kuwait urges the public to adhere to all precautionary measures and health requirements as well as halt all gatherings to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Kuwait , Kuwait
18 March 2021, 12:00 AM
31 March 2021, 12:00 AM
Kuwaiti government insisted the public to halt all public gatherings to curb the spread of coronavirus.
This came during the Cabinet’s weekly meeting on Monday, during which Health Minister Dr Sheikh Basel Al-Sabah updated ministers on the COVID-19 situation. In his presentation, the minister laid it bare that the daily rise in the number of coronavirus infections and fatalities is still high.
Kuwait had registered on Monday 1,332 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, while the percentage of new cases to swab tests reached 18 percent. The number of patients in intensive care units stood at 219 on Monday, up from 209 the previous day.
The Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs at the Ministry of Interior, Major General Faraj Al Zoubi, announced that legal measures will be taken against curfew violators, with expats possibly facing deportation, Al Rai reported.
Kuwait enforced a partial curfew starting on Sunday between the hours of 5:00pm to 5:00am everyday for duration of a month.
Al Zoubi told Al Rai that there is coordination between all sectors in the ministry as security forces set up border security and check points across the country.
He added that there are surprise checkpoints set up inside residential areas and streets.