Municipality shuts down 46 shops for COVID-19 precaution breaches

Kuwait’s Municipality said on Monday it closed down 46 shops during the Eid Al-Adha holidays for breaching precautionary health guidelines issued by authorities.
Some 1,142 warnings were handed out amid inspection visits to 1,197 shops, read a statement.
These rounds aimed to fend off street vendors, unlicensed butchers, livestock outlets and those found in breach of coronavirus measures.
They resulted in 206 fines being released, for businesses found not adhering to these measures, namely the need to wear safety gloves and masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Also, inspectional rounds uncovered a total 73 illegal livestock merchants, with 42 fines released for illegal street vendors. A total seven unlicensed butchers have also been handed over to authorities.
Municipality efforts also saw the disinfection and santisation of 74,954 containers of various sizes and the comprehensive disinfection of mosques throughout the country.

 

Source: Kuwait News Agency