Update: 21 August
Curfew to be lifted 30th August at 3am
The Kuwait Union for Restaurants, Cafés and Catering Companies provided a full
explanation to the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition, which met earlier this week with the Municipality and the Ministry of Health concerning the health requirements for restaurants to use single-use (disposable) items. The union has explained the risks of using the disposable items for some hot foods, as they can generate carcinogens, differentiating items that are placed in the microwave oven, and also that the restaurants find them expensive and won’t use them.
The Union has said the authority has removed the requirement of using disposable items from restaurants having dishwashers and dryers to relieve pressure on them and reduce cost. Source
Update: 20 August
3 passengers may now travel in a taxi together.
On August 18th 2020, Kuwait will move into the 4th phase of return to normal life which will bring into effect the following:
- Partial curfew will remain in place from 9pm until 3am and will be reviewed on 20th August
- Sports & health clubs, personal care stores, salons, barber shops, tailors & workshops re-open (social distancing and health guidelines apply)
- Cafes & restaurants to re-open (social distancing and health guidelines apply)
- Public transportation (buses) to resume operation