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Kuwait to begin second phase of five-phase plan to normalcy

26 June 2020

Kuwait will begin the second phase to return to normal life this week, an official in Kuwait announced.

The Kuwaiti government spokesperson, Tareq Al-Mezrem said that life in Kuwait will slowly return to normal and restrictions would be eased as the number of fresh infections have begun to decrease.

The second phase plan will start on 30th June and will last for three weeks, he said.

The phase forms part of the five-phase plan by the government to gradually return to normal life. The plan aims to reopen the economy completely by mid-September.

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The government has decided to ease curfew hours from 8pm to 5am from 30th June, he said.

In the second phase, public and private sectors will resume work with less than 30 percent staff, apart from resumption of work in shopping malls, construction sector, financial sector, parks, retail shops and pick-ups from restaurants and cafes, he said.

However, the lockdown in the areas of Mahboula, Jleeb al-Shuyoukh, and Farwaniya which saw a surge in coronavirus cases will continue until further notice.

Any step ahead will be done only after assessment by health authorities, he emphasized.

On 31st May, Kuwait ended complete curfew and imposed a three-week partial curfew for a gradual return to normal life in the country.

On 18th June, Kuwait decided to ease restrictions that were imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Kuwait and China have been supporting one another and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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