KUWAIT: Panic buying swept through Kuwait on Saturday as people flocked to supermarkets, bakeries, food supply, and cooking gas cylinder stores among others to stockpile on basic necessities ahead of a total curfew that kicked off yesterday afternoon.

Long lines of people – not necessarily observing social distancing – was the common scene in areas all over Kuwait as most efforts to prevent large crowds went to no avail. – Photos by Fouad Al-Shaikh