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Kuwait may impose a full lockdown during the last 10 days of Ramadan. Image Credit: AFP

Kuwait City: Based on the health situation in the country, the option of implanting a full lockdown during the last 10 days of Ramadan has been proposed to the government, local media reported.

The announcement comes after the government stated that beginning on April 8 the curfew hours will change to 7:00pm until 5:00am and will stay in effect for two weeks.

During the two weeks, the government will be evaluating the health situation and if the cases and COVID-19 related deaths do not decrease a total lockdown may be put in place.

If a full lockdown was to be implemented it will be placed after April 22 and likely last until after Eid Al Fitr.

Ramadan changes

Meanwhile, starting on the first day of Ramadan people will be allowed to walk in residential neighbourhoods from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. In addition, food deliveries will be permitted to operate between 5:00am to 3:00am and people will be allowed to obtain a permit to go to the supermarkets between 7:00pm and 12:00am.

As for Tarawih prayers, health authorities will allow for them to go ahead as scheduled but will reduce the timing of the prayer to avoid transmission.

In the lead up to Ramadan, religious leaders stated that both receiving the vaccine and conducting a PCR test do not break a person’s fast.