60 violators of curfew arrested in two days; No plan to increase curfew hours

15 people violated the curfew on Wednesday which included 8 citizens and 7 expatriates, revealed the ministry of interior in their latest bulletin. Only one person was apprehended for violating the curfew in the Capital Governorate, while 4 persons violated the curfew in Hawalli and one violator in Farwaniya Governorate, 3 in Jahra, and 6 in Ahmadi, while there were no violators in Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate.

The number of violators were a sharp contrast to Tuesday figures where 45 violators were apprehended in various governorates which included 8 Kuwaitis and 37 expatriates, bringing the total number of violators on Tuesday and Wednesday to 60 people, including 16 citizens, and 44 expatriates. Legal measures have been initiated against the violators for breaking the curfew.

Curfew timings are from 5 pm to 4 am and residents have been warned not to break the curfew. Fines upto KD10,000 and three months jail have been enforced for curfew violators.

Meanwhile, fake news has been doing the rounds about the curfew on social media stating that curfew hours may be extended. A reliable security source told Arabic daily Al Anba that no instructions have been issued to amend the decisions or the hours concerning the partial curfew which is currently in force in the country.

The source said what is currently being circulated in the social media that the curfew hours as of Saturday or Sunday will be only for three hours in the morning and two hours in the evening are just rumors and ‘wild imaginations’. The source added the purpose of circulating this message is to create confusion, especially at a time when everyone’s cooperation is required to fight the coronavirus.

Source : The Times , Kuwait

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