Kuwait removes most Covid-19 restrictions, resumes all commercial activities
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Kuwait removes most Covid-19 restrictions, resumes all commercial activities

Kuwait removes most Covid-19 restrictions, resumes all commercial activities

Large gatherings continue to be banned, and those not vaccinated will have restricted entry in certain areas

Kuwait has announced that all commercial activities will resume without any restrictions starting from Tuesday, July 27.

The cabinet on Monday announced that it had cancelled its decision to close commercial activities from 8pm, starting Tuesday.

It said that all activities will resume except for gatherings including conferences, weddings, and social events, which will remain banned until further notice.

However, while vaccinated people will be allowed access to all areas, those who have not been vaccinated will only be permitted entry into pharmacies, cooperative societies, food and catering markets, government buildings, hospitals and private medical centres, the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

The cabinet also confirmed that all activities for children will resume from September 1. It had closed all children’s summer clubs earlier this month.

Read: Kuwait to shut all clubs offering activities for children from July 25

The Kuwaiti cabinet also announced that direct flights to Morocco and Maldives will resume from August 1.

The latest cabinet decision comes after Kuwait recorded a significant decrease in the number of new coronavirus cases.

On Monday, Kuwait recorded 988 new cases, raising the total number of infections to 393,605. It also reported nine Covid-19 deaths, with the total death toll at 2,293.

The Ministry of Health also confirmed that 1,336 patients recovered from the virus, bringing the total recoveries to 377,434.

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