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Kuwait Maritime Summit 2020

Kuwait Maritime Summit 2020
Kuwait’s only and most comprehensive event on Maritime has been postponed. The Kuwait Maritime Summit will be now held on September 16– 17 september 2020.

Kuwait travel ban on 7 countries still remain

Kuwait travel ban on 7 countries still remain
Kuwait excluded seven countries from its coronavirus travel ban lift which starts August 1, daily Kuwait Times reported on Thursday.

Kuwait restricts expatriate children’s residency

Kuwait restricts expatriate children’s residency
The transfer of residency permits of children of expats to their mothers has been restricted in Kuwait, local media reported.

Kuwait private schools asked to cut tuition fees by 25%

Kuwait private schools asked to cut tuition fees by 25%
Kuwait private schools are directed to cut tuition fees by 25%. Minister of Education issues ministerial resolution calling for online schooling.

Kuwait signs coronavirus vaccine deal with GAVI

Kuwait signs coronavirus vaccine deal with GAVI
Kuwait signs coronavirus vaccine deal with international organization(GAVI) to provide the country with enough COVID-19 vaccines

Distance learning for students to start August 9

Distance learning for students to start August 9
Distance learning for for grade XII students to start from August 9. Duration of school day starts at 8:30am, will be limited to four hours.

Bangladesh to restart flights to Kuwait on on August 4

Bangladesh to restart flights to Kuwait on on August 4
Bangladesh to restart flights to Kuwait August 4. Kuwait airport set to begin operations on August 1 at 30 per cent capacity

Kuwait to begin third-phase plan of return to normalcy

Kuwait to begin third-phase plan of return to normalcy
Kuwait will begin third-phase plan of restoring normal life. From July 28 curfew hours to be reduced and labour capacity to increase to 50 per cent.

Kuwait to shorten curfew, allow hotels and mosques

Kuwait to shorten curfew, allow hotels and mosques
Kuwait will shorten curfew, allow hotels and mosques to restart. The cabinet also decided to end the isolation of the Farwaniya district.

Saudis can return home from Kuwait without permission

Saudis can return home from Kuwait without permission
Saudis can return home from Bahrain, Kuwait without prior permission. They Will be subject to health checks including 10 day quarantine.

Kuwait government is guarantor for 80% of SME funding

Kuwait government is guarantor for 80% of SME funding
Kuwait government will stand guarantor for 80% of SME relief funding. The package totals 3 billion dinars.

Kuwait to review permits of expats stuck abroad

Kuwait to review permits of expats stuck abroad
Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior will review permits of expats stuck abroad due to COVID-19. Expats above 60, those with expired residency permits may not be allowed to return

Jail for parents who refuse to vaccinate children

Jail for parents who refuse to vaccinate children
Jail awaits for parents who refuse to vaccinate children, according to Kuwaiti Ministry of Health.

Kuwait: No visa violators registered in 2020

Kuwait: No visa violators registered in 2020
No visa violators registered in 2020, for first time in Kuwait’s history. Kuwait considering to raising visa fees by year-end, to match GCC visa structure

Kuwait govt urges continued adherence of precautions

Kuwait govt urges continued adherence of precautions
The Kuwaiti government has urged its citizens and expatriates to continue abiding with coronavirus precautions.

Kuwait reopens mosques after months of closure

Kuwait reopens mosques after months of closure
Mosques across Kuwait have reopened for Friday prayer after months of coronavirus closure, local daily Kuwait Times reported.

First batch of stranded foreign doctors welcomed back

First batch of stranded foreign doctors welcomed back
Kuwait health ministry received the first flight to bring back stranded doctors outside of the country on Thursday, Kuwaiti media reported.

Kuwait's new expat bill has Indians worried

Kuwait's new expat bill has Indians worried
The recently introduced expat quota Bill in Kuwait’s National Legislative has caused some buzz in India.

Kuwait cancels Al-Dabdaba solar plant project

Kuwait cancels Al-Dabdaba solar plant project
The Kuwaiti cabinet cancelled plans to construct the Al-Dabdaba solar plant, which would have provided 15 percent of the oil sector's needs of electrical energy.

Kuwait government to end 2019-2020 public school year

Kuwait government to end 2019-2020 public school year
Kuwait government to end 2019-2020 public school year. Cabinet of ministers to make final decision this week.

Kuwaiti volunteers clean beaches amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kuwaiti volunteers clean beaches amid COVID-19 pandemic
Kuwaiti volunteers clean beaches amid COVID-19 pandemic to help protect marine life.

Kuwait govt asks parliament to approve debt Law

Kuwait  govt asks parliament to approve debt Law
Kuwait's government formally submitted a public debt law to parliament on Sunday which would allow it to borrow 20 billion dinars ($65 billion) over 30 years.

Kuwait expects 1.5 million expats to leave this year

Kuwait expects 1.5 million expats to leave this year
Almost 1.5 million expats are expected to leave Kuwait by year’s end due to economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus.

Kuwait lifts lockdown in all areas except Farwaniya

Kuwait lifts lockdown in all areas except Farwaniya
Kuwait lifted the lockdown imposed on the areas of Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh on Thursday, however, the lockdown will continue in Farwaniya.

Zain KSA expands 5G coverage across Kuwait

Zain KSA expands 5G coverage across Kuwait
Kuwaiti telecom company Zain on Wednesday said it is expanding its 5G network coverage to cover all the regions of the Kingdom.
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