Boursa Kuwait closed today, Kuwait suspends air flights, public sector for 2 weeks
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The Kuwaiti government decided to suspend work at ministries, government entities and public institutions for 15 days as of March 12 throughout March 29, as a precautionary procedure to curb the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
Ministers are asked to issue decisions regulating work at critical units necessary.
The GCC country also decided to halt trading at Boursa Kuwait today, March 12.
The cabinet also decided, in an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, to suspend commercial air traffic at Kuwait International Airport starting from Friday midnight March 13, as well as limiting return flights for Kuwaiti citizens and their first-degree relatives. However, cargo flights will operate normally.
Moreover, the government also banned all gatherings at restaurants, cafes, health clubs and commercial centers.
The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs is required to warn against the risk of gatherings and raise awareness of the precautionary measures to be taken to avoid infections at mosques and places of worship, taking into account the “exceptional circumstances”.
The cabinet also highlighted the importance of preserving the safety of citizens in line with related laws and regulations.