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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.

Kuwait considers laying off 600 stranded expat teachers

Kuwait considers laying off 600 stranded expat teachers
Kuwait government is considering terminations for 600 expatriate teachers who are still stranded abroad due to travel restrictions.

Food ration cards for 60,000 domestic workers cancelled

Food ration cards for 60,000 domestic workers cancelled
The Ministry of Trade will be cancelling 60,000 food ration cards of domestic workers who are no longer working under their employers as of the beginning of January.

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.

American institute awards Kuwaiti architectural design

American institute awards Kuwaiti architectural design
The American Institute of Architecture has awarded Kuwait University Construction Program for a design at the KU-affiliated Sabah Al-Salem University City.

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.

Indian Embassy to celebrate 60 years of Kuwait ties

Indian Embassy to celebrate 60 years of Kuwait ties
The Indian Embassy in Kuwait plans to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two friendly countries during 2021-2022.

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.

Kuwaiti airspace will be open for four flights only

Kuwaiti airspace will be open for four flights only
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation stated that Kuwaiti airspace will be open for four flights only - those arriving from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Beirut.

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.

Kuwait has second highest population growth in the Gulf

Kuwait has second highest population growth in the Gulf
Statistics from GCC-Stat shows Kuwait has the second highest population growth in the Gulf. Between 2015 and 2019, population growth on average was 3%.

Kuwait's cabinet has new oil, finance minister

Kuwait's cabinet has new oil, finance minister
Kuwait’s emir approved a new cabinet that included new ministers of oil and finance for the OPEC member state which is mired in its worst economic crisis in decades.

Kuwait emir says comprehensive reform program needed

Kuwait emir says comprehensive reform program needed
Kuwait emir tells new parliament the country faces big challenges and there is no time for ‘fabricating conflicts’.

GCC ambassadors in Kuwait ahead of 2021 Gulf Summit

GCC ambassadors in Kuwait ahead of 2021 Gulf Summit
The ambassadors of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met in Kuwait to discuss regional matters ahead of the 2021 Gulf Summit, state news agency KUNA reported.

No performance-based bonuses for sacked expats

 No performance-based bonuses for sacked expats
The Ministry of Public works has not awarded performance bonuses to non-Kuwaiti employees who will be laid off, Al Anba reported.

Engie to provide sustainable drinking water in Kuwait

Engie to provide sustainable drinking water in Kuwait
Engie Solutions collaborates with KFAS and Trashtag to provide sustainable drinking water solutions to low-income migrant communities.

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.

Flights to resume from Kuwait to Egypt

Flights to resume from Kuwait to Egypt
The head of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Yousef Al Fouzan, revealed that flights from Kuwait to Egypt will resume, local media reported.

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 expat remittances decrease by 22%

Kuwait expat remittances decrease by 22%
Remittances of expats in Kuwait decreased by 21.96 per cent during the second quarter of this year, a local newspaper reported.

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.
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