Kuwait bans indoor gatherings from Sunday to curb spread of Covid-19

The cabinet announces the ban will be effective from January 9 to February 28



People wait for their turn to be vaccinated for Covid-19 in the Mishref suburb south of Kuwait City. — AFP file
People wait for their turn to be vaccinated for Covid-19 in the Mishref suburb south of Kuwait City. — AFP file

By ANI

Published: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 12:19 AM

The Kuwaiti Cabinet agreed on Monday to impose a seven-week ban on indoor social gatherings from January 9, the Center for Government Communication said.

“The Council of Ministers has determined to place a temporary ban on all types of social gatherings held in indoor venues from Sunday the 9th of January, 2022 and until Monday the 28th of February, 2022,” the statement read.

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