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Kuwait Airways to lay off 1500 foreign employees

Kuwait Airways to lay off 1500 foreign employees
Kuwait Airways is set to lay off 1,500 foreign employees in response to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has on its business.

Kuwait is set to relax Covid-19 curfew from May 30

Kuwait is set to relax Covid-19 curfew from May 30
Kuwait will enforce a 12-hour partial curfew from 6pm to 6am starting Sunday as part of a five-phase plan to gradually return to normal life.

Kuwait reveals five-phase plan to return to normalcy

 Kuwait reveals five-phase plan to return to normalcy
Kuwait has revealed a five-phase plan to return to normal life in the country, which has been brought to a standstill by the coronavirus pandemic.

India to bring back Kuwait prisoners

India to bring back Kuwait prisoners
Indian prisoners who are in prison in Kuwait will be deported between May 27 and June 4, Tripura law minister Ratan Lal Nath said.

Kuwait commemorates dead COVID-19 workers as martyrs

Kuwait commemorates dead COVID-19 workers as martyrs
The Kuwaiti government will treat as martyrs the workers who have lost their lives while battling COVID-19. Plan unveiled to honour fighters of coronavirus.

Kuwait announces plan to end full lockdown

Kuwait announces plan to end full lockdown
Kuwait will replace the complete lockdown with a partial curfew as of May 31. Top official says partial curfew to be introduced at end of May.

Kuwait develops PCR solution for coronavirus testing

Kuwait develops PCR solution for coronavirus testing
A Kuwaiti medical team has developed a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) solution to be used for coronavirus tests.

Kuwait Markaz launches e-services portal for tenants

Kuwait Markaz launches e-services portal for tenants
Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz) has announced the launch of its 'Tenant Online Services Portal'

Kuwait’s Municipality closed several shops

Kuwait’s Municipality closed several shops
Kuwait’s Municipality closed 175 shops in April for violating the COVID-19 preventive measures set by the country.

Two girls arrested after breaking Kuwait's curfew

Two girls arrested after breaking Kuwait's curfew
Security forces in Kuwait have arrested two girls for breaking curfew after they had posted a video on social media bragging about violating the curfew.

Kuwait plans to replace expats in municipal jobs

Kuwait plans to replace expats in municipal jobs
Kuwaiti Municipality Minister Walid Al Jasim has directed scaling back the numbers of expats holding municipal jobs

Kuwait may revise soft loan terms for SMEs

Kuwait may revise soft loan terms for SMEs
Kuwait government to ease the terms of soft loans, with the local banks showing willingness to fully finance the programme.

Kuwait launches drive-through COVID-19 testing centre

Kuwait launches drive-through COVID-19 testing centre
Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has launched its first drive-through covid-19 testing centre at the Kuwait Airport to enhance the country's COVID-19 testing capacity.

Last batch of illegal Egyptians workers return home

Last batch of illegal Egyptians workers return home
The last batch of Egyptian expatriates left Kuwait and returned home, ending an airlift that started earlier this month to repatriate Egyptians.

Grocery stores working hours amended in Kuwait

Grocery stores working hours amended in Kuwait
The working hours of grocery shops in Kuwait will be changed during the lockdown period.

$1b Kuwait travel sector loss in 2020 due to COVID-19

$1b Kuwait travel sector loss in 2020 due to COVID-19
A recent report has predicted that the number of travellers to and from Kuwait will decrease by about 5 million passengers during the year 2020 compared to 2019.

146 Indians from Kuwait reach Mumbai

146 Indians from Kuwait reach Mumbai
Air India special flight with 146 stranded Indians from Kuwait landed in Mumbai on the sixth day of Vande Bharat Mission.

Kuwait urged people to adhere to curfew

Kuwait urged people to adhere to curfew
Kuwaitis have been told to follow curfew restrictions and abide by the health authority instructions; state news agency KUNA reported citing the Kuwait Government.

Kuwait places 128 buildings under quarantine

Kuwait places 128 buildings under quarantine
Kuwaiti authorities have quarantined 128 residential buildings due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Kuwaitis flock to markets ahead of total curfew

Kuwaitis flock to markets ahead of total curfew
Kuwaitis queued up at food markets and petrol stations a day before a complete 20-day curfew takes effect across the country.

Kuwait sees first 1,000-plus jump in cases

Kuwait sees first 1,000-plus jump in cases
Kuwait coronavirus case increases exceeded 1,000 in a day for the first time on Sunday as nine patients died in the previous 24 hours.

Kuwait imposes 20-day 'total curfew' from May 10

Kuwait imposes 20-day 'total curfew' from May 10
Kuwait enacted a "total curfew" from 4pm (1300 GMT) on Sunday through to May 30 to help to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, its cabinet said in a statement on Friday

Kuwait celebrates Gargee'an festival

Kuwait celebrates Gargee'an festival
Kuwaiti citizens have started to celebrate the traditional festival of Gargee'an amid the coronavirus spread.

Art goes virtual amidst coronavirus crisis

Art goes virtual amidst coronavirus crisis
The spread of Covid-19 has forced cultural institutions to explore alternative digital spaces with online exhibitions and a rise in virtual reality

New mechanism in Kuwait to reduce workload for nurses

New mechanism in Kuwait to reduce workload for nurses
Board Chairman of Kuwait Nurses Association Bandar Al-Enezi announced a new mechanism to reduce the workload of nurses.
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