155 stores closed in Ahmadi

KUWAIT: One hundred fifty five stores that did not abide by preventive measures laws to avoid the spread of coronavirus were closed since the past month, Ahmadi Governance Deputy Director for Municipality Affairs Fahad Al-Shtaili said yesterday. In a press release, Shtaili said inspectors of Al-Ahmadi Municipality sent 674 warnings, and warrants to shop owners, and issued 235 various violations, including a formal closure order to 20 stores.

He added that the Ahmadi Municipality undertook to the task of cleaning and sterilizing 251,427 containers of different sizes, and to transfer 74 neglected vehicles and scrapes, including putting 25 stickers on neglected cars, received seven reports, and issued 10 violations to street vendors. Shtaili noted that Ahmadi Municipality seized seven mobile groceries stores and removed 210 violating desert camps, among other tasks during operations.

Central kitchen closed
KUWAIT: Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently closed down an unlicensed central kitchen used by a catering company in Shuwaikh Industrial, and referred its operators and staff to prosecution. “During a tour around various markets, we detected a central kitchen inside a catering company and found out that it was being operated without valid licenses,” chief inspector Thaar Al-Rasheedi said. Inspectors also found quantities of inedible vegetables and foodstuff items with mold layers on them, he added, noting that citations were filed, the site was closed down and all officials and staff were referred to public prosecution.

Curfew violators arrested
KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry announced that five people were arrested on Sunday for violating the curfew. They include one in Capital governorate, two in Al-Ahmadi, one in Hawally and one in Jahra. They were referred to the proper authorities for further action.