Kuwait to lift lockdown in Mahboula, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh on July 9

Kuwaiti police officers man a checkpoint at the entrance leading to the Hawally district of Kuwait City on May 29, 2020, after the district was put on lockdown to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. Image Credit: AFP
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Kuwait said it will lift its lockdown of Al-Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh on July 9 after the areas were earlier declared as coronavirus hotspots, state news agency KUNA reported.

Movement restrictions in the two districts were earlier imposed on April 6.

The Kuwait cabinet also instructed the country’s finance ministry to dedicate $243.8 million to the health ministry in order to buy vaccines and treat COVID-19 patients.

The cabinet will also raise the budget of the Public Authority for Manpower by $781.7 million to help local workers in the private sector.

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