Kuwait: New restrictions on malls, restaurants, and private sector offices

SourceGulf Business

Kuwait’s Cabinet has introduced a series of new restrictions to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Starting February 24, and until further notice, entry to malls, cafes and restaurants will be barred. These establishments can still though operate deliver-only services. The number of employees in government workplaces has been capped at 30 per cent, while private sector attendance within offices has been limited to 50 per cent. The cabinet added that the decisions regarding workspaces will be enforced indefinitely starting from February 24. Curbs on public transportation have also been introduced. Beginning Wednesday, the number of passengers in buses has been reduced to 30 per cent of its capacity. The cabinet also decided to close the country’s land and sea borders for a period starting from February 24 until March 20. The country’s Council of Ministers said that shipping operations and workers operating in the neutral zone are exempt from this decision.

Also, citizens and domestic workers accompanying them, are allowed to return through land and sea ports, as are citizens’ first-degree relatives. مجلس الوزراء يقرر إغلاق المنافذ (البرية والبحرية) باستثناء عمليات الشحن والعاملين في المنطقة المقسومة والسماح بعودة المواطنين وأقربائهم من الدرجة الأولى ومرافقيهم من العمالة المنزلية وتكليف (الداخلية والجمارك) تنفيذ القراراعتبارا من ...read more...