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Kuwait gov't extends measures against coronavirus

KUWAIT, April 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait government decided Monday to extend partial curfew for 16 hours and the national holiday up until May 28, while assigning the ministries of interior and information to name and shame those violating home quarantine and curfew.
Government spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem told a news conference the government and private institutions would extend their holiday until May 28 and would resume on Sunday, May 31.
The national holiday which was imposed due to the coronavirus is originally scheduled to end on April 26.
Al-Mezrem said the curfew, already in place to curb spread of the virus, would be extended starting the first day of holy month of Ramadhan.
He said the curfew would start at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. the next day.
Meanwhile, Al-Mezrem, said the government assigned the ministries of Interior and Information to make public the names of people violating home quarantine and the curfew in media and social media. (end) bs