By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) released general instructions to avoid cooking gas leaks at homes, especially during Ramadan while Kuwait remains under lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread. The instructions include maintaining and checking hoses and the rubber ring on top of the gas cylinder by passing a soapy sponge to make sure it is free of cracks, and replace if damaged.

Furthermore, users are urged to make sure that all valves are closed, and make sure the cylinder's valve is clean and free of dust. "Do not leave the regulator open all day, and the hose should be of approved quality," it said. "The gas cylinder should be away from the burner.

The gas cylinder must be in vertical position while in use and should not be rolled on the floor." In case of gas leak, people are instructed to open the windows, close the regulator, and avoid using a fire source or switching on electric buttons. "Vacate the premises at once, and call 112," KFSD explained.