Kuwait imposes new restrictions in light of surge in COVID cases

MENA

Published: 2022-01-03 20:16

Last Updated: 2022-08-14 11:36


Kuwait imposes new restrictions in light of surge in COVID cases
Kuwait imposes new restrictions in light of surge in COVID cases

Monday, the Kuwaiti Cabinet decided to suspend all social events in closed places, starting next Sunday, Feb. 28, provided that the decision is reviewed according to the epidemiological situation.

According to the Kuwait News Agency, the council also decided to obligate all those coming to Kuwait to provide a negative PCR test conducted 72 hours before arrival, starting from tomorrow, Tuesday.

Additionally, in statements published on Sunday evening, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Kuwaitis to "postpone their travel" in general, especially to five European countries: France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.

The ministry urged Kuwaiti citizens to leave these countries and return to Kuwait, given the large and unprecedented rise in infections of coronavirus and the Omicron strain.

On Monday, the ministry also called on the country's citizens to leave Morocco due to fears of COVID-19.

This comes after the number of daily infections in Kuwait, which has a population of four million people, increased significantly in the past month and reached about 600 recorded cases on Sunday.