Bank operations were suspended until March 26 --One branch to open for every bank in each governorate



The Federation of Kuwait Banks announced that local banks would be suspended from Thursday 12 March until Thursday 26 of the same month - with the opening of one branch for each bank in each governorate - to resume official working hours on Sunday 29 of the same month.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Banking Association, Adel Al-Majed said in a press statement that the decision was based on the decision of the Council of Ministers regarding the aforementioned period as an official holiday, provided that the banks continue to provide services to clients electronically, including domestic financial transfers and transfers abroad.Al-Majed added that cash will be provided through ATM machines, in addition to receiving inquiries through customer service numbers at banks.

This decision is part of the measures taken by the state to address the repercussions of the emerging coronavirus (Coved 19).