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Kuwait gov't imposes lockdown on coronavirus-hit areas

KUWAIT, May 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Government decided, in its extraordinary meeting Thursday, to extend holiday of public sector until further notice, but imposed a lockdown on new areas because they witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases.
Government spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem, at an online news conference from Seif Palace, said the cabinet eased the curfew to be for 12 hours starting Satruday.
The curfew will start at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 a.m., he explained.
He said the holiday of the public sector, originally due until May 28, would be extended until a further notice.
The cabinet assigned ministers to prepare for the return of normal work.
Al-Mezrem, said the government decided to impose lockdown on Farwaniya with exception of areas btween Streets: 60, 120, 502 and 129.
Blocks four, six, seven, eight and nine of Khaitan will be under lockdown, while the whole of Hawally, Nuqra and Maidan Hawally would be closed, said Al-Mezrem.
He added a lockdown on Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh would continue. (pickup previous) jy.ns.bs