Gov’t shuts down shops, malls, barbershops, due to coronavirus

KUWAIT, Shops, malls, and barbershops will be closed due to coronavirus, Tareq Al-Mezrem, government spokesman said Saturday.

In a press conference, accompanied by Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah, and Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Saud Al-Harbi, Al-Mezrem added acrades and entertainment centers for children will also be closed.

The spokesman said cooperative societies and ration centers will remain open.

For his turn, Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad called on all Kuwaiti citizens abroad to contact embassies or the foreign ministry contact information.

Minister Al-Harbi asserted all students abroad should stay indoors, and all scholarships won’t be affected, adding that they have received 8,918 calls from Kuwaiti students abroad.

Source: Kuwait News Agency