Middle East

Kuwait cancels decision to close commercial activities at 8 pm, from Tuesday – cabinet

CAIRO, July 26 (Reuters) – The Kuwaiti cabinet cancelled its decision to close commercial activities at 8 pm, starting Tuesday, the cabinet said in a statement on Monday.

Kuwait will open all activities except for gatherings which include conferences, weddings, and social events, and will also open special activities for children, starting from September 1, the cabinet said.

Kuwait will allow only those who are vaccinated to various activities. The unvaccinated will be only allowed to pharmacies, consumer cooperative societies, and food and catering marketing outlets, starting from August 1, the cabinet added.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah and Ahmed Hagagy Editing by Chris Reese
IMAGE: An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly Building (Kuwait Parliament), after the country entered virtual lockdown, as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kuwait City, Kuwait, March 20, 2020.

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