Kuwait lifts coronavirus curfew but keeps some restrictions in place

Kuwait lifts coronavirus curfew but keeps some restrictions in place
The lifting of the curfew is only partial and gatherings such as weddings and funerals remain banned. (FILE/AFP)
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Updated 21 August 2020

Kuwait lifts coronavirus curfew but keeps some restrictions in place

Kuwait lifts coronavirus curfew but keeps some restrictions in place
  • The lifting of the curfew is only partial and gatherings such as weddings and funerals remain banned
  • Curfew will be lifted on August 30

DUBAI: Kuwait’s nationwide curfew will be lifted on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, state news agency KUNA reported, adding that some activities would remain restricted.

The government announced Thursday evening that while the curfew was being ended, there would still be a ban on parties, including weddings, banquets, and funerals in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Kuwait saw 622 confirmed cases of the disease on Thursday, pushing the number of known infected cases in the country to 78,767 – there were also a further two fatalities, raising the death toll to 509.

But of those numbers 7,616 remain active after thousands recovered.