Thu, 27 Jan 2022

KUWAIT CITY, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Kuwaiti government said on Monday that it has decided to impose new restrictions starting Wednesday to curb the spread of COVID-19.

According to the decision, the government plans to limit the percentage of employees in government workplaces to no more than 50 percent, said Tareq Al-Mezrem, the Kuwaiti government spokesman.

The government also called on the private sector to reduce the number of workers at the workplace to the possible minimum, while stressing the need to fully vaccinate workers in nurseries, children's clubs, salons, barbershops, and gyms, he added.

Kuwait registered on Monday 3,683 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total infections in the country to 437,602, said the health ministry.

It also reported one death in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll from the virus in Kuwait to 2,472.

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