Kuwait: 127000 expats will not be able to return back

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: 127000 expats will not be able to return back Residency of around 1,27,000 expatriates who are outside Kuwait is expired, and they won’t be able to enter the country without getting a new visa. Read| Kuwait: 800 expats exempted from flight ban According to sources, either the expatriated did not renew the residency, or their sponsor deliberately did not renew it for them. Some of the expatriates working for government agencies, including the Ministry of Education, also included in this, daily added. The Ministry of Interior had earlier announced all residents abroad to expedite the renewal of their residency online, but many of them did not benefit from those decisions. Kuwait registered 698 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours. The total number of cases increased to 96,999 and the death toll reaches 571 with 3 new fatality. In the last 24 hours, 968 cases were recovered making the total recovery to 87,187. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: PACI extends working hours till 8 pm Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait: 800 expats exempted from flight ban

Kuwait: 800 expats exempted from flight ban  Kuwait has agreed on the return of around 800 expatriates from countries from which flights are banned on health grounds, but they will be placed under institutional quarantine, Al Rai newspaper reported today. The government’s Supreme Committee for Coronavirus Emergency has approved exempting those 800 from the flight ban, but they will be quarantined at their expense or that of their employers. There is another group of 600 expatriates whose return has yet to be approved. Read| Three more countries added to Kuwait’s travel ban list The exempted categories include doctors, judges and experts in maintenance at the Kuwaiti ministries of oil and electricity. However, applying institutional quarantine to other expatriates from the banned countries is ruled out. “Allowing this means there is no need of the ban list, a matter that does not suit the current situation where some of those countries are experiencing an increase in infection rates or an unstable epidemiological scene in others. Health factors are still the prime criterion, given the rise in the number of infections due to non-compliance with preventive measures,” the source added. Last month, Kuwait announced banning entry of passengers from 32 “high-risk” countries until further notice on instructions from Kuwaiti health authorities due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The ban includes India, Pakistan, Egypt, and the Philippines that have large communities of expatriates in Kuwait.

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Kuwait: Second COVID-19 wave may have started

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: Second COVID-19 wave may have started The second wave of COVID-19 has started in Kuwait with the hike in the infection index. Commenting on infection of five MPs in one day, the source said that the MPs experienced symptoms and were tested individually, which were not the same tests usually conducted prior to the convening of the National Assembly sessions. Read| Kuwait: At least five MPs test positive for COVID-19 The rise in infection cases is expected in this time period due to daily activities and poor social distancing measures. He added that ICU units cases rose by five percent last week, calling on people to stick to health measures to avoid a second wave. He stressed on the importance of maintaining social distancing, wash hands regularly, wear a mask everywhere, while advising people with terminal diseases, pregnant women and elderly to avoid leaving the house unless it’s necessary. Based on the ministerial source, that the continued rise in cases is expected till mid-October, when it will peak in the upward curve, then decline again, and called for caution and adherence to health guidelines to combat the spread of the coronavirus. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait postpones moving to phase 5 Next articleKuwait: No extension for visa expired after 1st September Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait: No extension for visa expired after 1st September

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: No extension for visa expired after 1st September Expatriates whose residencies expired on or after 1st September, 2020, are not eligible to get the grace extension period given till the end of November 2020. Read| Extension of residency and visits visas to be done automatically till 30th November Earlier, Kuwait government had given grace period till the end of November for those who couldn’t renew their residency from March till the end of August 2020 due to the closure of government offices as part of the corona lockdown. However, those whose visas expired starting September 1 would be fined KD 2 a day unless they apply at a residency affairs department to get extensions. According to sources, expats whose visas expired on September 1 have no excuse for not renewing them, especially since residency affairs departments had started receiving the public by the end of June. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: Second COVID-19 wave may have started Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Deputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Deputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’ Kuwait’s Deputy Emir and Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, reiterated that nobody is ‘too big or too small before the law’ and that everybody is equal. Sheikh Nawaf conveyed this message to the Attorney General, Dharar Al Asousi, during a meeting on Saturday. Read| Kuwait: At least five MPs test positive for COVID-19 In a statement, Al Asousi confirmed that Sheikh Nawaf affirmed his continued support to enhance the role of the Public Prosecution in ensuring the law is applied to all. On Saturday the Deputy Emir also met with parliament speaker Marzouq Al Ghanim, the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Sabah, Minister of Interior Anas Al Saleh and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Ahmed Al Nasser Al Sabah. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: At least five MPs test positive for COVID-19 Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Indian Embassy urges all Indian engineers to register online

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Indian Embassy urges all Indian engineers to register online Embassy of India in Kuwait invites all Indian Engineers who are facing the accreditation related difficulties in respect of their engineering colleges/institutions to register online on the Embassy website. Earlier, on Wednesday during the open house held with the Indian engineers on this subject, Ambassador Shri Sibi George had said that the Embassy is in touch with the authorities on this issue. “I held a few rounds of discussions with some groups and individuals on the issue. We are in regular touch with the Indian and Kuwaiti authorities on this very important issue,” Ambassador Shri Sibi George said in the open house. This registration drive is aimed at updating the existing database, which is necessary for the Embassy to take up the current cases appropriately with the concerned authorities, Embassy informed. All concerned Indian Engineers, including those who had earlier registered with the Embassy, are advised to register by filling in the online google form at https://forms.gle/YRoQwFEu3YHURgCe6. For any queries, you may write to edu.kuwait@mea.gov.in. According to a statement released by Embassy, the last date for registration is 30 September 2020. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleIndian Embassy in Kuwait begins registration for without valid documents for repatriation Next articleKuwait: Increase in number of COVID-19 tests Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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