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Kuwait to Lift Partial Curfew on 1st Day of Eid al-Fitr

Kuwait to Lift Partial Curfew on 1st Day of Eid al-Fitr

Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 - 05:30
The vaccination campaign in Kuwait. EPA

Kuwait's Cabinet decided on Monday to lift the partial curfew imposed across the country to combat the spread of coronavirus on the first day of Eid al-Fitr.


Government spokesman Tareq al-Mazrem announced that all commercial activities will close from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. starting the first day of Eid al-Fitr, except for pharmacies, food marketing outlets, restaurants, and maintenance services.


Cinemas will open to the public but only those who have received the vaccine will be allowed to enter, Mezram noted.


Passengers arriving from Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are barred from entering Kuwait until further notice. However, passengers who were placed under quarantine for 14 days in another country will be allowed to enter.


Earlier, the government announced a travel ban as of May 22 on those who do not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.


For its part, the UAE suspended the entry of travelers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, which comes into effect from May 12. The government of UAE announced an indefinite extension of the suspension of flights from India due to the high number of coronavirus cases.


In Saudi Arabia, people have been told to respect COVID-19 safety measures during Eid al-Fitr holidays to avoid a surge in cases.


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