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AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine to arrive in Kuwait soon

AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine to arrive in Kuwait soon
Kuwait is preparing to receive 200,000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine by next week.

Ministry of health - No choosing between vaccines

Ministry of health - No choosing between vaccines
Many people are awaiting the arrival of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. No choosing between vaccines, health officials say.

Kuwait calls for permanent seat in Security Council

Kuwait calls for permanent seat in Security Council
Kuwait, on behalf of the Arab countries, calls for having a permanent Arab representation with full powers in the Security Council, on behalf of the Arab countries.

Kuwait oil prices to reach around $60 pb in 2nd half

Kuwait oil prices to reach around $60 pb in 2nd half
Kuwait oil prices to increase to $60 per barrel (pb) in second half of this year, according to an oil expert.

Kuwait increases spending in new budget

Kuwait increases spending in new budget
Kuwait forecast its eighth consecutive budget deficit for this year, unveiling a fiscal plan that sees a near 7% rise in spending as political bickering delays reforms.

Residence Card Instead Of Civil ID Card For Expats

Residence Card Instead Of Civil ID Card For Expats
Kuwait Ministry of Interior has developed a comprehensive plan for a project with an aim to cancel Civil IDs for expats and limiting it to only Kuwaiti citizens.

Kuwait sets temporary limits on air travellers

Kuwait sets temporary limits on air travellers
Kuwait has decided to limit the numbers of air passengers arriving at the country for two weeks, Number of arrivals curtailed to 1,000 per day on health grounds.

Airlines to reimburse travellers for cancelled flights

Airlines to reimburse travellers for cancelled flights
Kuwait’s civil aviation authorities have instructed all airlines and travel agencies in the country to reimburse money paid for cancelled flights.

Unified PCR test price in Kuwait

Unified PCR test price in Kuwait
Kuwait has standardised fees for the PCR tests to be paid by travellers arriving in Kuwait. Extra 50 dinars on arrivals’ ticket fares.

Teachers to be vaccinated during second semester

Teachers to be vaccinated during second semester
Teachers and and administrative staffs will be vaccinated at beginning of second semester, according to a top official in the Ministry of Education.

Kuwait allows expat teachers to travel for school break

Kuwait allows expat teachers to travel for school break
Kuwaiti authorities allow expat teachers to travel for school break. Travelers will bear ‘full responsibility’ in case of failure to report back to work.

Visa violations in Kuwait have hit a new record

Visa violations in Kuwait have hit a new record
Visa violations in Kuwait reach a record 180,000. Ministry of interior has given a Grace period to amend visa status till January 31.

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.

Pakistan ready to tap Kuwait skilled labour market

Pakistan ready to tap Kuwait skilled labour market
Pakistan is ready to provide skilled workers to Kuwait's labor market, the Pakistani ambassador to the Gulf country said on Thursday

E-platform helps workers return from high-risk nations

E-platform helps workers return from high-risk nations
“BelSalamah’, E-platform facilitates domestic workers’ return to Kuwait from ‘high-risk’ nations

New domestic workers allowed entry into Kuwait

New domestic workers allowed entry into Kuwait
Kuwait government announced that it will allow for the recruitment of new domestic workers starting January 17.

Kuwait receives second batch of Pfizer vaccine

Kuwait receives second batch of Pfizer vaccine
The second batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in Kuwait on Saturday.

Kuwait introduces new fees on government services

Kuwait introduces new fees on government services
Kuwait’s Minister of Trade and Industry issued a decision imposing new fees on services provided by the Public Authority for Manpower,

Kuwait MoE scraps first semester exams for students

Kuwait MoE scraps first semester exams for students
Kuwait’s Ministry of Education announced that there would be no paper or online exams for the first semester of the current academic year.

Kuwait Emir: AlUla agreement is a historic achievement

Kuwait Emir: AlUla agreement is a historic achievement
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah has praised the AlUla agreement as a “historic event.”

Kuwait to launch 20 mobile vaccination units

Kuwait to launch 20 mobile vaccination units
Kuwait Ministry of Health has announced that 20 mobile units will soon be launched to vaccinate people who are unable to leave their homes due to severe health conditions.

Kuwait Information Ministry staffs IDs renewed

Kuwait Information Ministry staffs IDs renewed
Kuwaiti Information Ministry staff ID’s that expired on December 31 will be extended for three months as a step to devise a mechanism for renewal.

Hongqi Exhibition Hall in Kuwait opened

Hongqi Exhibition Hall in Kuwait opened
Hongqi Exhibition Hall in Kuwait opened, and three models H9, H5 and HS5 were launched for Kuwaiti users.

Kuwait extends grace period for illegal expats

Kuwait extends grace period for illegal expats
Kuwait extends grace period given to illegal expatriate residents to modify their status for yet another month.

Kuwait IFA gets to reschedule paying off its $65m debt

Kuwait IFA gets to reschedule paying off its $65m debt
Kuwait's IFA gets more time to pay off $65m debt burden. This will now be paid off over 5 years as part of agreement with a 'foreign bank'.
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