Covid: Kuwait to reopen social activities from September – News

Kuwait Airport. — Reuters file

Kuwait City – Cabinet announces reversal of earlier decision to close shops at 8 p.m.



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Published: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 10:30 PM

Last update: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 06:33

Kuwait’s Cabinet on Monday decided to resume flight service to two other countries.

A tweet from the official news agency, KUNA, announced the Cabinet’s decision to restart flight service to Morocco and the Maldives from August 1.

The Cabinet meeting also decided to reopen all social activities from September 1. This includes summits and other social events, including children’s activities. Access to activities will be limited to vaccinated persons. Unvaccinated people will only be allowed into pharmacies, consumer co-operatives and food and catering outlets, from August 1, the cabinet added.

However, large gatherings will not be permitted as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of Covid-19.

According to another Cabinet decision, an earlier announcement that business activities would close at 8 p.m. will be rescinded from Tuesday.

The decision to ease restrictions comes after health authorities said efforts to contain the disease had yielded good results amid a sharp drop in cases.

On July 1, the country announced the resumption of direct flights to several destinations. Direct flights are available to Bosnia and Herzegovina, UK, Spain, USA, Holland, Italy, Austria, France, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Greece and Swiss.

Joel C. Hicks