Kuwait. Image Credit: Yasmena Al Mulla

Kuwait’s Cabinet has decided to impose a partial curfew in all parts of the country, starting Sunday March 7, from 5 pm until 5 am for a whole month, Al Qabas daily reported.

The decision was taken during its extraordinary meeting held today, Thursday, under the chairmanship of Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait.

The Cabinet has also approved a decision allowing salons, gyms and health clubs, and other commercial activities, to reopen from Sunday, 7 March, provided they shut when the curfew starts from 5 pm until 5 am on Sunday.

On February 3, the cabinet decided to close restaurants, reception halls from 8 pm until 5 am, and to suspend the activities of health clubs, gyms as well as salons, barbershops and spas, as part of measures taken to limit the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Over the past few weeks, Kuwait has been reporting an upward trend in the daily COVID-19 cases. To date, Kuwait has confirmed a total of 196,497 COVID-19 cases including 1,105 deaths and 183,321 recoveries.