Kuwait has now reopend shopping malls, which were under full lockdown for more than three months due to COVID-19 virus. The new rules allow shops to run at a 30% capacity, and a new curfew of 8pm to 5am has also been put in place.
Tareq Mezrem, governmental spokesman, said in an announcement, "The cabinet of ministers’ interest in reopening the economy led to the decision to open up commercial businesses, trusting that the necessary precautions suggested by the government are implemented."
The Kuwaiti government has put some strict rules such as wearing masks at all times and limiting number of people allowed in stores with keeping a two meter distance.
Employees also have to follow rules such as: abstaining from staying in break rooms, desks must be arranged to ensure social distancing, and reducing the exchange of physcial documents.
With all commercial business reopening, three areas still remain in full lockdown such as Mahboula, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh and Farwaniya, explained Tareq.
Current confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kuwait is 46,940, recovered cases 37,715, and deaths 358.