Kuwait imposes 'total curfew' from Sunday to curb coronavirus - GulfToday

Kuwait imposes 'total curfew' from Sunday to curb coronavirus


Kuwaitis arrive at the Kuwait International Airport after a rapatriation plan for citizens stranded abroad was put together by the authorities. AFP

Kuwait will enact a "total curfew" from 4pm on Sunday through to May 30 to help to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the Information Ministry said on Twitter on Friday.

Further details of the curfew will be announced soon, it said.

Kuwait on April 20 expanded a nationwide curfew to 16 hours a day, from 4pm to 8am, and extended a suspension of work in the public sector, including government ministries, until May 31.

On Friday the Gulf state announced 641 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 7,208, with 47 deaths.

The number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia exceeded 35,000 on Friday.



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