Kuwait extends holiday; increases curfew period to curb pandemic

Kuwait City: Kuwait Cabinet extended a holiday that was supposed to end this week until April 23 as part of the country's efforts to curb spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Under the measures, work at ministries, government departments and public establishments will be suspended from next Sunday until April 23 and resume on April 26.

Cabinet official spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem also announced the extension of the countrywide curfew from 5 pm to 6 am, until further notice, starting April 6 onwards.

The announcements were made during an online news conference following a cabinet meeting.

Kuwait has recorded 665 cases of the new coronavirus and one death so far.


Source: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/789132/Kuwait-extends-holiday-increases-curfew-period-to-curb-pandemic


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