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Dubai: Kuwait will replace the complete lockdown with a partial curfew as of May 31, a top official said on Monday.

Anas Al Saleh, Kuwait Minister of Interior, said the government had decided not to extend the 24-hour nationwide curfew imposed due to coronavirus outbreak after May 30. However, he said it will be replaced with partial curfew that will be reduced gradually until normal life resumes.

The minister said: “We are entering a new phase in our war against the COVID-19 virus after May 30.”

Technical teams are working now to put final touches on plans to return to normal life, the minister added.

Kuwaiti authorities enforced the full curfew from May 10 to 30 as part of precautionary measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country following a rise in the daily reported infections.