Kuwait: As Kuwait witnesses a rise in COVID-19 instances, the federal government is about to assessment a collection of latest restrictions, considered one of which is the potential return of a partial curfew, d ‘right here the top of the week.
The alarm sounded as hospital beds stuffed and the intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy price was 15%, a rise from final week when it was 9%.
A authorities supply advised Al Qabas that if the well being state of affairs will not be contained earlier than the holy month of Ramadan, which is 2 months away, the federal government might take strict measures, together with banning praying in mosques.
At a televised press convention on Wednesday, authorities spokesman Tareq Al Mezrem introduced a number of new measures the federal government has put in place to curb the unfold of the COVID-19 virus.
Concerning journey, Al Mezrem introduced that non-Kuwaitis wouldn’t be allowed to enter Kuwait for 2 weeks from Sunday. These excluded from the choice are first-degree kin and home employees.
Al Mezrem additionally revealed that from February 21, a compulsory seven-day lodge quarantine can be imposed on all passengers, residents and non-Kuwaitis, getting into Kuwait. Every particular person should pay the quarantine price out of their very own pocket. After the seven days have handed, passengers can be required to quarantine a further seven days at residence. The choice can be in impact for one month, with the potential for an extension.
The choice offered that from Sunday all gyms, wellness facilities and lounges had been to be closed for a interval of 1 month. Following the announcement on Saturday, saloon, gymnasium and restaurant house owners staged an illustration to protest the choice and name on the federal government to reverse it.
Eating places, malls and procuring shops are additionally affected by the brand new measures, as they’ve to shut between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Meals supply providers are exempt from the choice and can be capable of proceed their common actions.
The choice may even come into impact on Sunday and final for a month, with a potential extension.
The brand new measures additionally embrace a complete ban on any celebration of the Nationwide Day, as February is usually a vacation month provided that Kuwait’s Nationwide Day is February 24 and Liberation Day the next day.