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Strict measures put in place as Kuwait curfew is lifted

Strict measures put in place as Kuwait curfew is lifted
Strict measures are set to be implemented as Kuwait curfew is lifted. Government committee discusses preventive measures as life slowly returns to normal.

Kuwait govt committee discusses preventive measures

Kuwait govt committee discusses preventive measures
Kuwait Government has formed new committee to implement preventive measures as life will slowly return to normal after the curfew is lifted on 30th August.

Kuwait to resume efforts to resolve 3 yr Gulf dispute

Kuwait to resume efforts to resolve 3 yr Gulf dispute
Kuwait set to resume efforts to resolve 3-year-old Gulf dispute as US Secretary of State called for unity among the allied six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

34 expat employees sacked as part of the state policy

34 expat employees sacked as part of the state policy
The contracts of 34 expats have been terminated by Kuwait’s Ministry of Social Affairs as part of country’s plan to reduce foreign workers and redress demographic imbalance.

E-learning for all students during first semester

E-learning for all students during first semester
Kuwait Ministry of Education: E-learning for all students during semester one. Schools expected to resume on October 4 after a seven-month halt due to coronavirus

Kuwait: 3-month extension of residency permits

Kuwait: 3-month extension of residency permits
Kuwait Ministry of Interior has granted 3-month extension of residency permits and visit visas from September 1.

Kuwait to replace expat security guards with technology

Kuwait to replace expat security guards with technology
Kuwait plans to replace expat security guards with technology as the country is seeking to redress its demographic imbalance.

Kuwait to halt visa transfer from public to private

Kuwait to halt visa transfer from public to private
Kuwait Public Authority for Manpower announced a ban on transferring government workers to the private sector.

Kuwait’s State Oil Company hires adviser to merge units

Kuwait’s State Oil Company hires adviser to merge units
Kuwait Petroleum Corp. is hiring a consultant to help merge its subsidiaries as the state-run company slashes capital spending by more than 25% over the next five years.

Indian expats in Kuwait worried over salaries

Indian expats in Kuwait worried over salaries
Indian expats in Kuwait are worried over the public comments by the Finance Minister about the country’s capacity to pay salaries beyond October.

Kuwait passes law to protect ailing companies

Kuwait passes law to protect ailing companies
Kuwait passes law to protect troubled businesses, attract investors. The new law does not treat failure to pay debt as a criminal offence.

Kuwait to restart bus service on Tuesday

Kuwait to restart bus service on Tuesday
Kuwait is set to restart bus service on18th August. Passenger capacity in buses should not exceed 30 per cent.

Kuwait will not extend expats’ expired visas

Kuwait will not extend expats’ expired visas
Kuwait has announced that it will not extend expats’ expired visas after August 31. 405,000 expats took advantage of automatic renewal of residency visas.

Kuwait govt begins to set “2020 election” conditions

Kuwait govt begins to set “2020 election” conditions
Kuwaiti government begins to set “2020 election” conditions amid coronavirus pandemic. Ministry of Interior, Health and Municipality meet to discuss 2020 elections.

Partial curfew in Kuwait continues

Partial curfew in Kuwait continues
The decision to continue Kuwait's partial curfew is due to the failure of citizens to comply with the procedures and rules put in place, the Ministry of Health has stated.

Kuwaitis now free to arrive into the country any time

Kuwaitis now free to arrive into the country any time
Kuwaitis will now be allowed to enter the country at any time as long as they can show a PCR certificate.

360,000 expats could be forced to leave Kuwait

360,000 expats could be forced to leave Kuwait
Almost 360,000 expats could be forced to leave Kuwait. National Assembly reviews parliamentary, governmental proposal to reduce expat numbers.

Kuwait 'owes $677m to US hospitals'

Kuwait 'owes $677m to US hospitals'
Kuwait government 'owes $677m to US hospitals' as Kuwait pays for citizens to receive treatment abroad if it’s not available in Kuwait.

Kuwait set to revise COVID-19 entry ban

Kuwait set to revise COVID-19 entry ban
Kuwait COVID-19 entry ban will regularly be revised. Authorities are considering mechanism for limited re-entry of needed expats.

Amendment to health law grants rights to mothers

Amendment to health law grants rights to mothers
A new amendment to state’s health law grants critical rights to mothers. Governmental decree gives women the right to sign off medical documents for their children.

Emirates gets all set to relaunch Kuwait services

Emirates gets all set to relaunch Kuwait services
Emirates airlines has announced to relaunch Kuwait services from August 5.

Kuwait cabinet reassured about Emir’s health

Kuwait cabinet reassured about Emir’s health
Kuwait’s prime minister assured the cabinet on Monday about the emir’s health which he said had remarkably improved, Kuwait’s Council of Ministers said in a tweet.

Kuwait to lay off 50% of expats working in government

Kuwait to lay off 50% of expats working in government
Kuwait is likely to dismiss 50% of expats working in government ministries in the next 3 months.

Kuwait announces plan for Grade 12 students

Kuwait announces plan for Grade 12 students
Kuwait’s Ministry of Education announces plan for Grade 12 students. The students will finish 2019-2020 school year online.

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.
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