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Covid-19: Kuwait lifts restrictions in Farwaniya governorate

Covid-19: Kuwait lifts restrictions in Farwaniya governorate

Lockdowns have now been lifted across the entire country

Kuwait has lifted coronavirus restrictions on the Farwaniya governorate from July 26, 5am onwards, as the country prepares for its next phase of reopening.

The centre for government communication took to social media to announce that restrictions in the Farwaniya area – the only still under strict lockdown – will ease off.

Kuwait lifted the lockdown imposed on the areas of Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh on July 9, following three months of closure to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Read: Covid-19: Kuwait lifts lockdown in all areas except Farwaniya

Kuwait started implementing a five-phased plan in June to reopen the economy completely by mid-September.

It began the second phase of easing Covid-19 restrictions on June 30, with malls, restaurants and cafes, and public parks reopening after a closure of more than three months.

Earlier, the country had imposed a complete curfew from May 10-30 to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Late last month, officials also confirmed that Kuwait will resume international passenger flights on August 1 as part of a three-phase plan.

Kuwait had suspended regular international commercial passenger flights in March as a precautionary measure to contain the virus.

Read more: Kuwait to restart commercial international passenger flights from August 1

On July 25, Kuwait registered 683 Covid-19 infections and four deaths in the preceding 24 hours.

The infection count across the Gulf nation has risen to 63,309, while the death toll stands at 429.

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