KUWAIT: Kuwait's Ministry of Commerce and Industry said yesterday its teams have sealed three stores for violating the preventive measures relating to combat against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Teams from the ministry have inspected 182 consumer cooperatives, shopping malls and vegetables stores to verify their commitment to the pricing rules, the ministry said in a statement, noting that seven stores were booked for violating the rules.

The teams checked the orderliness of delivery of food rations to eligible recipients at 64 rationing centers. The emergency center of the ministry received 231 complaints via its hotline 135 and 30 complaints via the supervision centers, the statement said, adding that 127 ration cards have been renewed. - KUNA