Kuwait: Government Imposes Partial Curfew Starting Today

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The government of Kuwait was compelled to impose a partial curfew due to non-compliance with Ministry of health’s instructions to stay indoors with the aim of curbing spread of coronavirus, a senior official said on Saturday, March 21.

Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh told a news conference after a cabinet meeting an 11-hour curfew would start as of Sunday at 5:00 pm until 4:00 am the following day.

“Regrettably non-compliance with the Ministry of Health’s instructions to stay indoors forced the government to impose the curfew,” said Al-Saleh, also Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.

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He said the Civil Defense Committee would be issuing IDs for persons working in vital sectors so they could move during the curfew.

Al-Saleh, meanwhile, said a holiday of government departments and private companies that was scheduled to end on March 26, would be extended for two weeks.

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