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Kuwait extends residency permits of engineers

Kuwait extends residency permits of engineers
Kuwait government has been urged to extend residency permits of engineers for three months. The Call has been launched by Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices.

Kuwait set to revamp labour market rules

Kuwait set to revamp labour market rules
Kuwait is poised to fix up labour market rules due to pandemic. One of the expected decisions is assessing employers’ needs of expat and national workers.

Flu shots available to expats in Kuwait next week

 Flu shots available to expats in Kuwait next week
Flu shots are available to expats next week in Kuwait. Only those that are above the age of 50 are eligible for it.

Kuwait provides tremendous opportunities for investors

Kuwait provides tremendous opportunities for investors
UN: Kuwait has a long way to go to reduce its heavy dependency on oil revenue, but still, Kuwait has a huge potential to attract foreign investment.

Kuwait to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to expats

Kuwait to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to expats
Kuwait Ministry of Health will offer free COVID-19 vaccines to expats. They have ordered vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and Oxford-AstraZeneca.

Abu Dhabi's Agthia snaps up Kuwaiti bakery chain

Abu Dhabi's Agthia snaps up Kuwaiti bakery chain
Abu Dhabi's food giant Agthia is buying up Kuwaiti bakery chain - Al Faysal Bakery and Sweets.

Kuwait Illegal expats urged to legalise status

Kuwait  Illegal expats urged to legalise status
Illegal expats in Kuwait are urged to legalise their status. Month-long grace period is given to unlawful residents.

COVID-19 patients are eligible to vote in elections

 COVID-19 patients are eligible to vote in elections
Kuwaitis infected by COVID-19 are also eligible to vote in elections. Constitution grants every citizen the right to vote.

Kuwait introduces new compulsory health insurance

Kuwait introduces new compulsory health insurance
Kuwait’s Health Insurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman) introduces new compulsory health insurance costing KD130.

Expats in Ministry of Education will be replaced soon

Expats in Ministry of Education will be replaced soon
Expats working in Ministry of Education will be terminated and will be replaced with Kuwaitis.

Kuwait virtual theatrical performance makes record

Kuwait virtual theatrical performance makes record
Kuwait virtual play 'System Out of Order' enters the Guinness Book of Records. Arab world’s first virtual play sells 1,474 tickets in a day.

Kuwait road project delayed for oil pipeline protection

Kuwait road project delayed for oil pipeline protection
Kuwait Gulf Oil Company has asked the government to delay a key road project for 18 months to complete new oil pipeline protection plans.

Fine for not getting civil IDs after issuance of permit

Fine for not getting civil IDs after issuance of permit
Kuwaiti Public Authority for Civil Information has warned Sponsors of newborn babies who don’t obtain IDs face fines.

Vaccine optional for targeted categories in Kuwait

Vaccine optional for targeted categories in Kuwait
Coronavirus vaccine (after its approval) is optional for targeted categories in Kuwait. Priority will be given to health workers, old people in receiving treatment

80000 domestic workers to return to Kuwait

80000 domestic workers to return to Kuwait
Around 80,000 domestic workers will return to Kuwait. They have to undergo stringent health measures before and after arrival.

Stranded expat teachers will not be paid retroactively

Stranded expat teachers will not be paid retroactively
Stranded foreign teachers will not be paid retroactively. Sources say returnees to get back on the payroll when they do the job.

Kuwaitis travelling abroad should get health insurance

Kuwaitis travelling abroad should get health insurance
Kuwaitis travelling abroad are advised to get health insurance. It should include coverage for the treatment of coronavirus.

Court rules in woman's favour to take care of her child

Court rules in woman's favour to take care of her child
Kuwaiti woman are given right to take decisions concerning her child’s health. This is the first-ever ruling issued following an amendment to the Penal Code.

Students may return to school by second semester

Students may return to school by second semester
Students in Kuwait could return to school by second semester, says MOE. This can only happen with the approval from the health authorities.

Kuwait to import COVID-19 vaccine in private planes

Kuwait to import COVID-19 vaccine in private planes
Kuwait will import COVID-19 vaccine in private planes once the Pfizer vaccine is approved.

Kuwait ban on camping outside houses still in effect

Kuwait ban on camping outside houses still in effect
Kuwait ban on camping outside houses in residential areas is still in effect.

Kuwaiti students to take exams online

 Kuwaiti students to take exams online
Kuwait students can take exams online until vaccine made available. Education Ministry’s request for paper exams was rejected in bid to stem infection rate.

Kuwait launches home delivery service of Civil ID cards

Kuwait launches home delivery service of Civil ID cards
Kuwait has launched home delivery service of Civil ID cards. The aim is to limit traffic at PACI branches and reduce infection rate.

Kuwait Airport to commence 24 hr operation from Nov 17

Kuwait Airport to commence 24 hr operation from Nov 17
Kuwait International Airport will commence 24-hour operation from November 17. Proposal for institutional quarantine for those returning from ‘banned countries’

190000 expats enter Kuwait in two months

190000 expats enter Kuwait in two months
Almost 2 lakh expats entered Kuwait in two months despite government pledges to stem the foreign workers’ flow.
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