Kuwait might continue curfew during Ramadan, Eid
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Kuwait might continue curfew during Ramadan, Eid

Kuwait might continue curfew during Ramadan, Eid

The nightly curfew currently in place from 6pm to 5am is currently expected to end on April 8

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The curfew in Kuwait is likely to remain in place during Ramadan and Eid, local media have reported, citing official sources.

The transmission of the coronavirus continues to be high in all governorates, since the curfew and social distancing measures are allegedly “not being observed”, Kuwait Times quoted Dr Khaled Al-Jarallah, the head of Kuwait’s Coronavirus Higher Advisory Committee as saying.

Hence it is possible that the curfew will continue during Ramadan, he said.

Media reports also claimed that the restrictions might continue during the Eid Al Fitr holidays if the situation does not improve.

Kuwait imposed a 12-hour nightly curfew from 5pm to 5am on March 7 for one month to curb the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

On March 23, it was eased slightly with the timing reduced by one hour to be in place from 6pm to 5am the next day.

Restaurants and cafes have also been permitted to continue deliveries until 10pm and people are allowed to go walking within their areas from 6pm to 8pm daily, provided they adhere to wearing masks and maintain social distancing.

Read: Kuwait eases Covid-19 restrictions, exempts vaccinated arrivals from institutional quarantine

Kuwait has seen a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. It reported 1,271 new cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections to 230,821. It also reported 10 deaths and 1,308 recoveries, with the total death toll at 1,308 and the overall recoveries at 215,250.

While vaccination is underway in the country, it has been affected by reduced supply in the market, Al-Jarallah said.

He added that supplies of vaccines are being controlled by manufacturing companies which is allegedly “slowing the vaccination process”.

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