Kuwait to start 3rd-phase plan of restoring normal life

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-24 01:30:04|Editor: huaxia

KUWAIT CITY, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait will start the third-phase plan of restoring normal life on July 28, a Kuwaiti official said Thursday.

Tareq Al-Mezrem, the government spokesman, said on Twitter account that curfew hours will be further reduced during the third phase.

In addition, the government decided to lift the lockdown on Farwaniya area starting July 26.

In the third phase, labor capacity will increase to no more than 50 percent and visits to social care homes will be allowed, Al-Mezrem said, adding hotels and resorts will be allowed to reopen.

However, taxis will be allowed to operate with only one passenger, he noted.

On May 31, Kuwait ended the full curfew and imposed a three-week partial curfew for a gradual return to normal life in the country.

On June 30, Kuwait started the second phase of returning to normal life.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million U.S. dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Gulf country's anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Enditem