Kuwait to impose partial curfew, begin return to normal life

Source:Xinhua Published: 2020/5/29 10:12:37

Kuwaiti health ministry workers scan employees and visitors of the ministry’s complex, as they arrive for work, in Kuwait City on Wednesday. The country reported 56 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Kuwait will end a total curfew and impose a three-week partial curfew for gradual return to normal life in the country, the Kuwaiti government announced Thursday night.

Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh told a press conference that the partial curfew will be imposed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time, starting from May 31.

The minister said that the government also decided to isolate several areas that witnessed an increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus during the recent period.

Meanwhile, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said that Kuwait will begin gradual return to normal life on May 31, taking into consideration the health, economic and social aspects with the main objective of defeating the coronavirus.

"We adopt a plan for gradual return to normal life, based on experiences of many countries, prepared by experts and specialists," he said.

The Kuwaiti government imposed on May 10 a full curfew in the country for three weeks to curb the rapid rise in coronavirus cases.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million U.S. dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Arab country's anti-coronavirus fight, sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

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