KUWAIT: The Ministry of Commerce will distribute medical masks to Kuwaiti citizens through the Tamween (supply) cards temporarily until it is available in local markets with a larger quantity. The distribution will start in May 2020. Meanwhile, the ministry announced that 114,009 citizens and expatriates have booked through the co-ops shopping website (www.moci.shop) from April 14 to 27.
In the meantime, Al-Shaab co-op society announced that one of its employees showed symptoms of coronavirus infection, and he was transferred to the hospital. All branches were closed yesterday, it said, noting the delivery option is still on. Also, an employee at Saad Al-Abdullah co-op society tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the co-op to close for two days starting yesterday.
Meanwhile, Al-Ferdous co-op society confirmed that one cashier was infected with coronavirus, prompting the co-op to close for two days starting yesterday. Shamieh co-op will also be closed for seven days starting yesterday, after a worker tested positive. Last week, the same co-op discovered several cases infected among volunteers.