After a sharp spike in CVOID-19 cases across the globe, Kuwait has intended to extend the partial curfew for more 14 days.
During a Cabinet meeting, it was decided that the night curfew will now last till April. However, the curfew timings have been lessened by one hour.
According to the government spokesman, “From April 8 onwards, curfew will start at 7 pm and end at 5 am and this will continue during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which is expected to start on April 13.”
During the month of Ramadan, the food delivery service will be allowed from 7 pm. until 3 am.
Moreover, the expatriates from the country will leave only through land and seaports.
Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has reported 1,418 new COVID-19 cases and six more deaths caused by the deadly virus infection over the past 24 hours.
Moreover, the total number of confirmed infections in the country has spiked up to 233,521 and the death toll surged to 1,319.
A total of 9,580 swab tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, increasing the total number of COVID-19 tests in Kuwait to 2,066,048.
Earlier, around 127,000 expatriates residing in Kuwait had failed to expand their residency permits online due to the coronavirus, as a result of which they lost their residency.
Kuwait had banned flights due to Coronavirus and millions of residents have been stranded in their countries.
The report quoted Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Ra’i as saying, “This is due either to laxity of those expats to renew their iqamats or as a result of deliberate action by some sponsors or governmental bodies.”
Officials said that despite the Interior Ministry’s offer to remind and facilitate foreigners to expedite the extension of their permits online, most of them did not benefit from the decision on humanitarian grounds.
However, about 500,000 Kuwaitis are currently out of the country.