Kuwaiti Cabinet: Second phase of returning to normalcy on June 30
KUWAIT-- The cabinet announced on Thursday that the second phase of going back to normalcy would begin on June 30, Tuesday, with curfew hours shortened to 8:00 pm until 5:00 am local-time.
In a press conference after the cabinet's exceptional meeting, Government spokesperson Tareq Al-Mezrem said that a number of decisions were made as part of the second phase of returning back to normalcy.
The decisions included appointing Health Minister Dr. Basel Al-Sabah to continue assessing the health situation in the lockdown areas of Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Mahboula, and Farwaniya to better handle the situation and curb the spread of COVID-19. A report on the situation will be relayed to the cabinet, added the spokesman.
On June 30, government and ministerial entities will allow public and government employees to resume work according to specific decisions made by the cabinet in the overall plan to bring back normal life in the country.
He went on to say that, the cabinet had decided to form a main committee, headed by the Health Minister and a number of fellow officials, to follow up on health measures regarding curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The committee will be task with holding entities responsible for not abiding by anti-COVID-19 health regulations.
Al-Merzem urged citizens and residents alike to abide by health and safety regulations in the upcoming period to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in society.
The cabinet had to assign concerned bodies to take necessary measures to ensure that the economy would recover, providing assistance to the private sector to revitalize the work market.