Kuwait to impose curfew, close parks as COVID-19 cases rise - state TV

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly Building (Kuwait Parliament), after the country entered virtual lockdown, as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kuwait City, Kuwait, March 20, 2020. Picture taken March 20, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

CAIRO - (Reuters) - Kuwait will impose a 5 p.m to 5 a.m. curfew and close parks from Sunday until April 8 in a bid to contain the coronavirus, the government’s spokesman said on state TV.

Kuwait registered a record daily toll of 1,716 cases on Thursday. It had seen daily cases fall below 300 late last year from close to 1,100 in May.

Reporting by Alaa Swilam and Omar Fahmy; Editing by Andrew Heavens