Authorities in Kuwait have announced a public holiday in the country from March 12th to March 26th, with work resuming on March 29th, state news agency KUNA said.
Commercial passenger flights are halted and all educational institutions in Kuwait will remain shut. All theatres, hotels and halls have been directed to be closed and people are banned from going to restaurants and cafes, including those inside malls.
KUNA added that entities providing vital services would remain open.
Directions have been issued to stop all celebrations including marriage functions. The Kuwait cabinet met on an emergency basis and issued directions in the wake of the novel coronavirus spread.