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Municipality launches sanitization campaign

KUWAIT: Kuwait Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Waleed Al-Jassem announced the biggest sanitization campaign in the Capital Governorate in the framework of the efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “The campaign kick-started at Al-Mubarakiyah market and will cover all areas of the Capital Governorate, following similar works in Al-Farwaniyah Governorate,” Jassem told reporters on Friday.

He added that this campaign would proceed to other Governorates. Kuwait Municipality spares no effort in protecting the public health, he affirmed, urging the citizens and expatriates in continue contributing to the fight against the pandemic through staying at home and social distancing.

Meanwhile, Jassem announced on his Twitter account that Kuwait Municipality closed 462 entities nationwide during March for violating health authorities’ preventive measures designed to curb spread of coronavirus. He added that Municipality teams closed shops, restaurants, barber shops, gyms, toy stores, arcades and make-shift wedding halls. The teams, he added, registered 4,483 warnings, 2,751 violations and removed 221 camps.

In the meantime, Kuwait Municipality Director General Mohammad Al-Manfouhi on Friday ordered closing all stores for selling and repairing and maintaining auto spare parts as part of precautions against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Manfouhi said in a statement roads’ back-up services for motorists and stores for trading in spare parts can pursue work via electronic website and telephone services.

However, stores bonded with repair and maintain contracts for government departments’ vehicles and cars can proceed work but cannot resume regular transactions for the public. – KUNA

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