Coronavirus: Kuwait Orders All Cafes to be Closed

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Kuwait has ordered the closure of all cafes across the country. It comes as the country confirmed a further 20 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, taking the total number to 255.

Kuwait Municipality director-general Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said the decision applied to cafes in markets, shopping malls, fuel stations and rest stations on highways.

Delivery services outwith the current curfew hours (5 am to 7 pm) are still permitted.

The curfew was introduced earlier this month and anyone caught breaking it faces up to three years in jail and a fine of up to KD10,000 ($32,000).

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Meanwhile, the director-general of funerals’ affairs, Dr. Faisal Al-Awadhi, has banned visits to cemeteries and declared that only relatives of the deceased are allowed to be present at funerals.


The municipality has also set burial times from 8 am to 3 pm and stressed that the corpse must be buried “instantly”.


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