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Vaccinations abroad not to replace PCR in Kuwait

Vaccinations abroad not to replace PCR in Kuwait
Vaccinations abroad are not likely to replace PCR in Kuwait. Kuwait finalises steps for issuing vaccination passport and is waiting for others.

Kuwait to reopen airport with new health precautions

 Kuwait to reopen airport with new health precautions
Kuwait is set to reopen airport with new health precautions. AIrport was closed for 10 days, travel ban on 35 countries still in effect and UK added to list.

More than 1,000 people vaccinated on 1st day in Kuwait

More than 1,000 people vaccinated on 1st day in Kuwait
More than 1,000 people were vaccinated on 1st day in Kuwait on 24th December. Around 100,000 citizens and expats have registered to take the vaccine.

Authorities prohibit religious gatherings until Jan. 1

 Authorities prohibit religious gatherings until Jan. 1
Kuwait closes Christian sites, bans mass gatherings until January 10 amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

Kuwait to deploy special forces to patrol malls

Kuwait to deploy special forces to patrol malls
Kuwait Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Al-Ali Al-Sabah orders deployment of patrols at shopping centres to boost security.

First shipment of Pfizer vaccine arrives in Kuwait

First shipment of Pfizer vaccine arrives in Kuwait
Kuwait’s first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived on Wednesday and the inoculation process would begin next week.

Kuwait closes border, suspends flights until January

Kuwait closes border, suspends flights until January
Kuwait will suspend all commercial flights and close its land and sea borders from 11pm on Monday until January 1, the government communications office said in a Twitter post.

Passengers arriving from EU or UK to perform PCR test

Passengers arriving from EU or UK to perform PCR test
Passengers arrived from EU or UK has to compulsorily perform PCR test, Kuwait Ministry of Health has said in a statement.

Kuwait allows return of 330 teachers with expired visas

Kuwait allows return of 330 teachers with expired visas
Kuwait to allow return of 330 stranded teachers with expired visas. Ministry of Education coordinating with Ministry of Interior to facilitate their return.

Pfizer vaccine to arrive in Kuwait in 10 days

Pfizer vaccine to arrive in Kuwait in 10 days
Pfizer vaccine will arrive in Kuwait in 10 days. Government is preparing to vaccinate 10,000 people a day.

Kuwait shuts down biggest quarantine facility

Kuwait shuts down biggest quarantine facility
Kuwait has closed its biggest quarantine facility following steady decline in infections. The Jaber Al Ahmed Stadium was transformed to deal with coronavirus cases.

Kuwait approves expat health workers return

Kuwait approves expat health workers return
Kuwaiti authorities have agreed to permit the return of foreign health workers and their families stranded abroad due to travel restrictions.

Flights for return of domestic workers to begin Dec14

Flights for return of domestic workers to begin Dec14
Flights for return of domestic workers will begin on December 14.Sponsors can book flights for domestic workers through online platform.

Domestic workers can return to Kuwait from Dec 7

Domestic workers can return to Kuwait from Dec 7
Domestic workers can return to Kuwait starting December 7. The Cost of the quarantine package is set at 270 Kuwaiti dinars.

Kuwait opt for installment system for returning workers

Kuwait opt for installment system for returning workers
Kuwait government is considering implementing installment system for returning domestic 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 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.

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

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.

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.

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’

Kuwait to get 1 million Pfizer vaccines doses

Kuwait to get 1 million Pfizer vaccines doses
Kuwait to get 1 million Pfizer vaccines doses by end of 2020. The Agreement will be dependent on Pfizer obtaining official approval from the FDA

Kuwait has not seen second COVID-19 wave

Kuwait has not seen second COVID-19 wave
No another curfew in Kuwait as long as everybody continues to adhere to the health measures, according to a senior Kuwait health source.
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