No Exit-Entry Allowed From Lockdown Areas

Hawally, Kuwait

No Exit-Entry Allowed From Lockdown Areas

Kuwait government decides to change the total curfew to a partial curfew is effective from Sunday May 31. It is not permissible to walk around and leave the house on Saturday night.

The partial curfew in Kuwait will be from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, according to the country’s interior minister.

The decision follows the “negative experiences of many countries” and was based on recommendations from the World Health Organization and US health authorities.

Kuwait cabinet decided to place new districts in isolation in these areas Mahboula, Farwaniya, Maidan Hawally, Nugra, Kheithan, Jleeb and Hawally.

Kuwait Army will take charge of isolating and securing the entire Farwaniya area, while the National Guard would be responsible for isolating and securing the Khaitan area from Sunday when these areas will be under total lock down.

The residents in the areas that are on total lockdown like Hawalli, Maidan Hawalli, Farawaniyah, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Mahboula and Khaitan will not be allowed to enter and exit the area, according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, as they are considered coronavirus hotspots.

Kuwait government said Saturday, all non-exposure permits will be canceled and re-granted to the relevant authorities of a special nature in a limited number.

The health minister said easing the curfew will be among the first phase in a 5-phases plan, each to last at least 3 weeks, to go back to normal life.

Coronavirus cases continue to rise as the government eases restrictions on movement. Kuwait registered 1072 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the total to 25,184, according to a Kuwaiti Health Ministry.

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