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The reason behind spread of coronavirus in Kuwait

April 20, 20210 Comments

The Ministry of Health is conducting epidemiological investigations on the number of coronavirus cases recorded daily, taking into consideration that the number of new cases continues to increase although the number of infections due to gatherings and social events has decreased since the beginning of Ramadan compared to the previous months, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources.

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Philippines officially lifts ban on sending domestic workers to Kuwait

April 18, 20210 Comments

The Philippines officially announced lifting of ban on sending domestic workers to Kuwait. A circular was issued by Nasser Mustafa, the labor attaché at the Philippine embassy in Kuwait addressing the recruitment offices in the country to reopen the doors for the recruitment of Filipino domestic workers based on the instructions of the Philippine Labor Minister Silvester H Bello III.

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Expats (non-vaccinated) have higher ICU numbers in Kuwait

April 17, 20210 Comments

Expatriates and people who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 have the highest numbers among hospitalized and ICU patients in Kuwait, head of the higher COVID-19 committee Dr Khaled Al-Jarallah said yesterday.

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Restaurants and cafes – Fourth phase precautionary measures

August 16, 20200 Comments

Regarding the opening of restaurants and cafes for customers, all previous conditions must be adhered to, with the following commitment:

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Inbound flights … end of August

June 9, 20201 Comment

Amid anticipation of return back to normal life plan in stages well-informed sources revealed that expats with valid residence will be allowed to return likely in late August with the completion of the fifth stage of the plan.

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Plan completed to resume the commercial flights at Kuwait Airport

June 9, 20200 Comments

The official spokesperson of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Eng Saad Al-Otaibi says DGCA has completed a plan to resume commercial flights at Kuwait International Airport, specifying the responsibilities of passengers and air transportation companies, and the nature of the logistical work of government and private agencies operating at the airport.

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Temporary law permitting ‘Salary Cuts’ in Private Sector

June 1, 20200 Comments

The government has revised its plan to amend the Labor Law in the Private Sector No. 6/2010 to allow companies whose business activities have been affected by Corona virus crisis to agree with workers to reduce their salaries during the crisis.

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List of shops which are allowed to operate

June 1, 20200 Comments

Kuwait Municipality stated on its twitter account list of shops and activities that are allowed to operate from 6am to 6 pm during curfew relaxing period are as follows:

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120,000 expats will not be able to ‘renew’ residency

June 1, 20200 Comments

In a surprising or rather shocking revelation, informed security sources said 120,000 residency law violators registered in the systems of Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Social Affairs will not be able to renew their residency even if they pay fines, which amount to about KD 72 million.

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3 months extension for all expiring visas; Expats standard abroad grace period of 1 yr instead of 6 months

May 31, 20200 Comments

Security sources revealed that a decision was issued to allow expatriates who have valid residence and are outside Kuwait that residence will be valid for 12 months instead of 6 months due to the exceptional circumstances faced due to coronoavirus crisis

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