Health Care

Cabinet okays start of coronavirus reopening phase three on Tues

Kuwait’s Cabinet has approved moving on to phase three of the coronavirus reopening from Tuesday, shortening curfew hours to 2100-0300 until further notice.
Ministers, during a meeting, also decided to remove the isolation measures imposed on Farwaniya as of 0500 on Sunday, government spokesperson Tareq Al-Mezrem told a press conference at Seef Palace.
Meanwhile, a committee tasked with monitoring adherence to the COVID-19 health measures across the country will continue carrying out its role.
Furthermore, worshippers will be allowed to attend Eid Al-Adha prayers across the nation at mosques approved by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs with health and safety standards applied, the official added.
Slaughterhouses will remain shut on the first day of Eid Al-Adha, which falls on Friday July 31, with the need to schedule appointments to conduct the livestock sacrifice ritual.
Phase two, which began on June 30, came after ministers opted for a five-phase plan of reopening based on five criteria on May 28.
These criteria are the scale of infections, stability of case numbers over a sufficient period, lower Intensive Care Unit occupancy numbers, lower hospital bed occupancy numbers and lower numbers of positive cases detected by daily swabs.
Each phase is assessed every three weeks, at least, whereby the government determines whether to move on with the following phase



Source: Kuwait News Agency


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