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Pinoy OFW Shares Video of Current Panic Buying Situation in Kuwait

Pinoy Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) shares video footage of the current panic buying situation in a supermarket in Kuwait.

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Recently, a Pinoy OFW named OFW si Bess shared a live video showing the current situation in a supermarket in Kuwait where people simulate panic buying amid threat of coronavirus threat in the country.

According to the post, the government of Kuwait assured Kuwaitis that they have enough stocks of goods lasting for 6 months. They advise everyone to be calm and avoid panic.

In the video, long queues formed in the supermarket as people resorted to panic buying of essentials after the government declared a two-week holiday in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Previously, Kuwait suspends all flights to and from countries including the Philippines.

As per the report, state departments have been on high alert to take precautions against the potential spread of the virus. Meetings and social gatherings are prohibited to prevent the dissemination of the virus.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry closes all Cafes, restaurants, halls and shopping centers, gyms or private health institutes. All banks are also closed from March 12 to March 29, 2020, but ATMs are open and operational. But cooperative Stores and Grocery Stores are open 24/7 and remain accessible to the public.

Kuwait has so far recorded 64 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All are for Kuwaiti patients who returned to the country from Iran, except for an Egyptian national who returned to Kuwait from a visit to Azerbaijan.

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