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Approval of foreign workers’ quota bill may cut 2.5million workers

06 July 2020
Approval of foreign workers’ quota bill may cut 2.5million workers
Kuwait National Assembly Committee has approved the draft law by proposing a quota for several foreign workers living in the country, which is likely to change the country’s demographic ratio in favour of Kuwaitis.

Kuwait enters Phase 2 of reopening, eases restrictions further

01 July 2020
Kuwait enters Phase 2 of reopening, eases restrictions further
Kuwait has opened shopping malls and has allowed 30 percent of private and public sector employees to return to work. A new partial curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am, as part of Phase 2 of efforts to reopen the economy.

Kuwait to grant second amnesty to visa violators; 15-year residency cap planned

29 June 2020
Kuwait to grant second amnesty to visa violators; 15-year residency cap planned
Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Anas Al Saleh in an effort to eradicate illicit trade over residency permits and to punish violators of residence law in Kuwait

Kuwait to begin second phase of five-phase plan to normalcy

26 June 2020
Kuwait to begin second phase of five-phase plan to normalcy
Kuwait will begin the second phase to return to normal life this week, an official in Kuwait announced.

Kuwait cannot rectify demographic imbalance immediately

23 June 2020
Kuwait cannot rectify demographic imbalance immediately
The sources said that the proposal also aimed to limit expat stay in the country between 10 and 15 years maximum that requires to be implementation in coordination with high-level and other parties in the country.

Kuwait announces easing of curfew hours from 21st June

19 June 2020
Kuwait announces easing of curfew hours from 21st June
Kuwait’s Cabinet has decided to ease curfew hours from 7pm to 5am from 21st June.

33 percent of expat workers lose jobs at Kuwait Housing Agency

17 June 2020
33 percent of expat workers lose jobs at Kuwait Housing Agency
The contracts of 135 expatriates (33 percent) of the total expatriate workers in a Kuwait housing agency have had their contracts terminated, as part of a plan to ‘Kuwaitise’ the employment in one year.

Kuwait Ministry suggests 150 percent increase in expat service fee

16 June 2020
Kuwait Ministry suggests 150 percent increase in expat service fee
The ministry proposal aims at addressing the demographic imbalance in Kuwait, wherein expatriates constitute 70 percent of the population.

Kuwait mulls resumption of commercial flights

13 June 2020
Kuwait mulls resumption of commercial flights
The gradual reopening plan will be considered by the Kuwait’s Higher Committee for Re-operating flights, and the plan has to abide by regulations from International Civil Aviation Organization and other relevant international orga...

Kuwait decides to stop hiring expats for oil sector jobs

10 June 2020
Kuwait decides to stop hiring expats for oil sector jobs
Kuwait will stop hiring expatriates for jobs in its oil sector, as it aims to reduce the number of expatriates in the country.

Kuwait renews over six lakh work permits online in a single week

09 June 2020
Kuwait renews over six lakh work permits online in a single week
The Interior Ministry in Kuwait confirmed the renewal of 611,455 work permits online for foreign residents in a single week, owing to exceptional circumstances due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Kuwait tops in Government Response Index against COVID-19

08 June 2020
Kuwait tops in Government Response Index against COVID-19
According to latest analysis by Oxford University, Kuwait scored 100 percent on Government Response Stringency Index in its action against coronavirus.

Kuwait should reduce expat population to 30 percent

04 June 2020
Kuwait should reduce expat population to 30 percent
Kuwait should reduce its expat population to 30 percent from the present 70 percent, said Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah amidst coronavirus pandemic and the slump in oil prices.

Kuwait expats with valid visa can stay outside country for 12 months

02 June 2020
Kuwait expats with valid visa can stay outside country for 12 months
Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has permitted expatriates who have valid residency visa to stay outside Kuwait for 12 months, instead of six months, owing to exceptional circumstances arising out of the global pandemic.

Kuwait plans not to extend complete lockdown after 30th May

27 May 2020
Kuwait plans not to extend complete lockdown after 30th May
Kuwait has announced plans to end complete lockdown, and replace it with a partial curfew as of 31st May, a top official revealed.

Kuwait considers gradual re-opening of Mosques

25 May 2020
Kuwait considers gradual re-opening of Mosques
The Islamic authorities in Kuwait are planning to reopen Mosques while observing health precautions against the new coronavirus.

Commercial flights to resume gradually upon government approval

22 May 2020
Commercial flights to resume gradually upon government approval
The Kuwait Civil Aviation Authority will gradually resume commercial flights on receiving government approval.

First batch of Indians repatriated under amnesty programme

21 May 2020
First batch of Indians repatriated under amnesty programme
The first batch of Indian expats who availed the amnesty, left Kuwait by the special Jazeera Airways flight yesterday to Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, thereby ending uncertainty about their repatriation.

Kuwait likely to scrap the sponsorship system soon

20 May 2020
Kuwait likely to scrap the sponsorship system soon
After a prolonged wait, Kuwait has decided to scrap the sponsorship system soon, a Kuwaiti government official revealed.

Plans underway to substitute expats with nationals in Municipal jobs

16 May 2020
Plans underway to substitute expats with nationals in Municipal jobs
The Kuwaiti Municipality Minister, Walid al Jasim, has issued directives in reducing expatriate numbers holding municipal jobs, as part of replacement plans, reports a local daily.

Special flights in Kuwait repatriates 234 stranded Indians

13 May 2020
Special flights in Kuwait repatriates 234 stranded Indians
More than 234 Indians who were stranded in Kuwait due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have departed to India, and are due to arrive at Indore airport in three special flights from Kuwait today.

Kuwait to resume schools, universities, on 4th August 2020

08 May 2020
Kuwait to resume schools, universities, on 4th August 2020
The Ministries of Education and Higher Education in Kuwait have revealed that they would adhere to the government decision to resume studies at public and private schools, colleges and universities on 4th August 2020.

Health Minister urges people to stay indoors, as virus cases surge

07 May 2020
Health Minister urges people to stay indoors, as virus cases surge
With spike in Covid-19 cases in Kuwait, the Kuwaiti Health Minister, Basil Al Sabah, has urged people to stay indoors, as the country recorded its highest daily rate of new coronavirus cases.

Kuwait may legalize salary cuts in private sector on mutual consent

05 May 2020
Kuwait may legalize salary cuts in private sector on mutual consent
The Kuwait Cabinet has approved key amendments to the labour law in private sector, allowing employers to reduce salaries based on mutual consent with employees.

Kuwait ministries and agencies all set to resume work

05 May 2020
Kuwait ministries and agencies all set to resume work
Kuwait has joined several countries “conviction to discontinue” the closure of businesses and prevent disrupting the “cycle of economy” any further.
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