Kuwait: Digital Civil ID can be used as a travel document

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: Digital Civil ID can be used as a travel document Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced that the Digital Civil ID “Kuwait Mobile App” will be approved as a travel document in all ports to arrive and depart Kuwait. Read| PACI Kuwait Launches Kuwait Mobile ID App In a circular send to all Airlines operating at Kuwait Airport said that the based on the instructions of the Health authorities, it is approved to use Digital Civil ID at the ports, airlines, and airports of countries around the world to permit entry to the country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has directed to circulate to its affiliated bodies such as foreign embassies in the country and Kuwaiti embassies abroad, as well as to the Ministry of Interior to allow expats to enter and exit into Kuwait by using my identity application. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: New drive-thru to open for COVID-19 PCR test Next articleKuwait: Stranded teachers to be considered as an official and will be paid Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait: Stranded teachers to be considered as an official and will be paid

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: Stranded teachers to be considered as an official and will be paid The Acting Undersecretary of Kuwait’s Ministry of Education, Faisal Al Maqsid, issued a memo regarding the procedures as far non-Kuwaiti teachers and staff who are stuck abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic are concerned. Al Maqsid stated that according to the Cabinet of Ministers, all employees who left the country before March 12 and were unable to return due to the flight ban will be considered to be on official holiday. Therefore, they are entitled to their salaries. Read| Kuwait: Residencies of stranded expat teachers halted by MOE Given that the new academic year is set to begin on October 4, many teachers are still stuck abroad. A few days ago, Al Maqsid told Al Jarida that the number of these teachers does not exceed 1,000 and that their absence will not have a significant effect on the education system. In addition, he clarified that the decision on the return of the teachers stuck abroad is at the discretion of the health authorities. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: Digital Civil ID can be used as a travel document Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait: New drive-thru to open for COVID-19 PCR test

Kuwait: New drive-thru to open for COVID-19 PCR test Kuwait’s Ministry of Health will open a drive-through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing station in Sabhan Area next Sunday, September 20, an MoH official said Thursday. The new station, to open upon instruction of Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Bassel Al-Sabah, will conduct swab tests and is part of the MoH’s efforts to conduct as many tests as possible to contribute to curbing spread of coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Fahad Al-Qemlas, Director of Public Health. The new station will start receiving people at 5:30 p.m. in its initial operation phase while an assessment of the service takes place, he said, before increasing working hours. People wishing to conduct swab tests could make an appointment through the ministry’s website: www.moh.gov.kw. This tool will start working with the operation of Sabhan testing facility. The objective of the appointment is to avoid crowds, he said. Read| Kuwait: 127000 expats will not be able to return back This is the third testing stations following the ones at Jaber Al-Ahmad Stadium and Jazeera’s Park ‘n Fly testing facility, he noted. Al-Qemlas said the previous two facilities were set up and operated by Kuwaiti employees who carried out over 2,700 swab tests per day. The new facility in Sabhan, in full compliance with health and safety measures, could test up to 1,000 people per day at its initial phase, he said. The drive-thru testing stations, he explained, primarily aimed at testing people who were in close contact with infected persons. Al-Qemlas called on people who take swab tests appointment to download “Shlonik” application on their smart phones which provided important information about the pandemic and how to deal with it

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Kuwait planning to develop $10.4bn projects under 2019-2020 plan

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait planning to develop $10.4bn projects under 2019-2020 plan Kuwait has announced that the total number of projects included in the annual 2019-2020 development plan is 135 compared to 132 ventures in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  The percentage of projects in the implementation phase for this year reached 50 per cent. Of these KD 3.2 billion ($10.4 billion) projects, around 40 percent are in line with the schedule, while 2 percent of the projects are ahead of schedule and 58 percent lag behind, stated Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD) Dr Khaled Mahdi.  Mahdi was speaking at press conference the General Secretariat of SCPD held recently to announce results of the annual plan follow-up report of 2019-2020 that ended on March 31. Read| Kuwait: 127000 expats will not be able to return back On the completion rate of ventures, Mahdi said 67 of these projects are 50 per cent done, while 51 of them are 38 per cent over, 10 of them 7 per cent complete, four at 3 per cent and  three projects at about two percent. He pointed out that the Clean Fuels project was nearly 98.8 percent completed, while Al-Zour Refinery project work stood at 95.4 percent, Shagaya Renewable Energy Park project at 95.2 percent and Al-Mutlaa City project with 58 percent.  On the other projects, the top Kuwaiti official said the work on Mubarak Al Kabeer Port project had reached 52.7 per cent completion, Kuwait International Airport Terminal 2 project 35.1 per cent, Sabah Al Salem University City 54.8 percent and Al Sabah Hospital project work nearly 73 percent done. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: 127000 expats will not be able to return back Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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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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Three more countries added to Kuwait’s travel ban list

Three more countries added to Kuwait’s travel ban list The Cabinet of Ministers has added three new countries to the list of countries that are barred from entering Kuwait. France, Argentina and Yemen are the latest countries to be added to the travel ban, bringing the total to 34 as Singapore was removed from the list. A source stated that the decision came as there is an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. Read| Over 420,000 expats holding valid Kuwait residency stranded abroad The decision does not affect nationality, rather it is based on if a person traveled or visited a ‘high risk’ country. Nationals from the barred countries are able to enter Kuwait but are required to quarantine 14 days in a non-banned country before arriving in Kuwait. Upon arrival, all passengers, citizens and residents, are required to conduct a PCR test up to 96 hours prior to arriving in Kuwait. In addition, all travelers arriving in Kuwait need to quarantine for 14-days from the day of their arrival. On August 1, the he Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced that passengers arriving from 31 “high risk” countries are barred from entering Kuwait. The announcement was made hours after the Kuwait International Airport reopened at a 30 per cent capacity. Following the announcement, 10,000 air tickets were cancelled.

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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: PACI extends working hours till 8 pm

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: PACI extends working hours till 8 pm The Public Authority for Civil Information has extended working hours for those who want to receive civil id cards in the main building of South Surra until 8 pm. This step has been taken to reduce overcrowding of Kuwaiti citizens and expats who wish to receive renewed civil id cards. The new working hours are now from 6 am to 8 pm (14 hrs) working period. Previously, The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) also announced that they would now receive messages via WhatsApp. The number 97361287 can now be used to text them for all transaction-related queries. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: 800 expats exempted from flight ban Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait: Embassy requests Indians with Emergency Certificates to register online

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: Embassy requests Indians with Emergency Certificates to register online Embassy of India in Kuwait is pleased to inform that the registration drive for Indian travel documents continues to proceed smoothly. The Embassy will contact each of the registered Indian nationals in due course. Read| Kuwait: No extension for visa expired after 1st September In the meantime, the Embassy has decided to extend the registration drive to include Indian nationals, who currently hold valid Emergency Certificates (ECs). Thereby, all those without travel documents and those with valid ECs are advised to register by filling in the google form online – (form) or by submitting duly filled-in enclosed application form at the boxes kept at the Embassy Consular Hall and at Indian passport offices in Sharq, Jleeb Al Shuwaikh and Fahaheel. For any queries, please write to community.kuwait@mea.gov.in. It is reiterated that the registration drive is absolutely free of cost and fee for issuing travel documents will be collected at the Embassy counter directly in due course. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleLand borders between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait reopen Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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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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Kuwait postpones moving to phase 5

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait postpones moving to phase 5 The official spokesperson of Kuwait government Tariq Al-Muzrim announced that moving to the 5th phase of return to normal life is postponed until further notice. The fifth phase was to witness the resumption of theatres and cinemas and to allow all social events to be held. Read| Deputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’ Kuwait on Monday registered 708 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours. The total number of cases increased to 95,472 and the death toll reaches 563 with 3 new fatality. In the last 24 hours, 506 cases were recovered making the total recovery to 85,501. Those currently receiving treatment at hospitals reached 9,408 patients. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleDeputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’ Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Bangladesh MP’s partner admits to bribing two Kuwaiti lawmakers

Bangladesh MP’s partner admits to bribing two Kuwaiti lawmakers During an investigation by the Bangladesh Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Amir Hossain, alias Siraj Uddin, admitted he fled Kuwait with the assistance of Kuwait’s immigration department in exchange for a huge bribe, the Dhaka Tribune reported. The CID also found that Hossain, who is said to be a close associate of Mohammed Shahid Islam, revealed that the CCTV cameras at the boarding gate were intentionally turned off by one of his associates. Hossain was arrested in Bangladesh in August after Kuwait’s criminal investigation authority notified Bangladesh that Hossain was Islam’s partner and had assisted in running a large human trafficking scheme. Hossain is said to have fled to Bangladesh in May, along with two other Bangladeshis, before they were awarded their jail sentence. All three were arrested in Kuwait for allegedly being involved in Islam’s human trafficking ring. Although Kuwaiti police seized their passports and placed a travel ban on them, the three Bangladeshi men were able to leave Kuwait and travel to their country. Currently, the CID is investigating how Hossain was able to escape Kuwait and enter Bangladesh without coming to the notice of the Bangladeshi immigration department. Back in June 8, Islam was arrested on charges of human trafficking, money laundering. In terms of human trafficking, Islam is being accused of bringing in thousands of Bangladeshis into Kuwait in exchange for money, usually ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 Kuwaiti dinars. Read| Kuwait: Bangladeshi lawmaker MP Shahid Islam sent to jail Islam is the managing director and CEO of Marafie Kuwaitia Group, a security and labour contracting company. In addition, Islam has three other companies in Kuwait, all of which are cleaning and contracting companies. Back in August, it was revealed that Islam possessed a commercial licence that allowed him to trade in everything, from children’s toys to antiques, carpets and gold. By entering the gold and carpet business, Islam was able to continue his illegal permit trading scheme without raising suspicion because of the high value earned from his other business dealings.

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Kuwait: At least five MPs test positive for COVID-19

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: At least five MPs test positive for COVID-19 At least five Kuwaiti Members of Parliament have tested positive for coronavirus, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim confirmed on Twitter on Monday, adding that not all members had yet been tested. رئيس مجلس الأمة مرزوق الغانم : وصلني كتاب رسمي من وزير الصحة يوصي بإلغاء جلسة الثلاثاء القادم بعد إصابة نائبين بفايروس كورونا وضرورة التأكد من عدم وجود مصابين آخرين … ومكتب المجلس سيجتمع غدا لاتخاذ قرار بهذا الشأن https://t.co/xGVI5pYQlN — مجلس الأمة (@MajlesAlOmmah) September 13, 2020 Tuesday’s session has been postponed as a precautionary measure against further spread of the virus, according to Al-Ghanim, who said all parliament members will be tested on Saturday. The parliament’s previous sessions were held for three consecutive days in which it was “clear there was some kind of outbreak,” the Speaker added. Read| Kuwait: Increase in number of COVID-19 tests Health authorities decided to wait till Saturday in order to confirm if any parliament staff or members have also contracted the virus. Some members, however, requested the session be held with the presence of “healthy” individuals. The speaker said even those who may seem healthy and test negative on Monday could be carriers of the virus “because a certain period of time” must pass from the time of contact with an infected individual. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleBangladesh MP’s partner admits to bribing two Kuwaiti lawmakers Next articleDeputy Emir of Kuwait: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’ 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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Over 420,000 expats holding valid Kuwait residency stranded abroad

Major-General Anwar Al-Barjas Over 420,000 expats holding valid Kuwait residency stranded abroad Kuwait Ministry of Interior for Residency Affairs, Major General Anwar Al-Barjas said over 420,000 expats holding valid Kuwait residency stranded abroad. Major General Anwar Al-Barjas also said that the issuance of new entry visas of all kinds for all nationalities is stopped until further notice. The new visa will be issued only upon the instructions by the Kuwait Ministry of Health. An amendment to the residency law is currently underway and will be submitted to the concerned authorities in preparation for approval, he added. The Demographics Adjustment Committee is still in the process of preparing the final report before submitting it to the competent authorities for consideration for the approval of their proposals. Read: Around 1.5 million expats expected to leave Kuwait by 2020 end Major General also said that the residency violators, who have not left the country within the given deadline, will be punished and deported and will not be allowed to return to Kuwait. A security campaign will be launched soon immediately after the commercial flight operation become normal. Meanwhile, The Indian Embassy in Kuwait has begun registering nationals who do not possess valid travel documents and want to return to their country. The embassy said it has launched a ‘Registration Drive’ for Indian nationals in Kuwait who do not have a valid passport or valid emergency certificate. For those looking to register, the embassy has posed an online form on their official website. Read More: Indian Embassy in Kuwait begins registration for without valid documents for repatriation The Indian community is the largest foreign expatriate community in Kuwait, with around 1.45 million Indian nationals residing in Kuwait. With a population of four million, Indians make up 36 per cent of the entire population of Kuwait.

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Kuwait on delisting 32 banned countries

Kuwait on delisting 32 banned countries All attention will be focused on a government meeting which is to be held on 10th Sep (Thu) to review a list of 32 banned countries. There is a possible tendency to remove a number of countries from the list within the framework of a gradual plan to return to normalcy based on health conditions in those countries. The countries on the DGCA list include India, Iran, China, Brazil, Columbia, Armenia, Bangladesh, Syria, Spain, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Montenegro, Afghanistan, Dominican Republic and Kosovo. Minister of Health Dr. Basel Al Sabah will present a detailed health report on latest developments related to the pandemic. Read| Kuwait: Civil Aviation sets rules for departures and arrivals The sources stated that the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior and Directorate General of Civil Aviation will come up with a general agreement to exclude some countries at first stage as per the periodic review and health conditions in each country with the lowest infection rate will be allowed. After careful evaluation each country will be removed from the ban list allowing opening of airspace to those countries. This will take place within the framework as planned in the first phase to operate commercial flights with not more than 100 flights per day with operations with not more than 30% and passengers not more than 10,000 per day.As per the official statistics in August 632 flights departed carrying 76,237 passengers, and 541 flights arrived with 28,205 passengers on board reports Al Rai. In the first 8 days of September, 167 flights departed with 14,295 passengers on board, while 168 flights with 9,808 passengers on board

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Kuwait: Friday Market to reopen today

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: Friday Market to reopen today The Friday Market in Rai will lastly reopen today after it was closed nearly six months in the past to forestall the unfold of the novel coronavirus. Officials on the market stated they are going to strictly observe the well being ministry’s directives. The Friday Market initially reopened on July 9, however the Municipality sealed it later within the night as a consequence of crowding and lack of social distancing. Read| Kuwait: PCR test exempted for kids below age 6 and quarantine plan for the Medical Sector On March 13, the Municipality closed the market as a precautionary measure to cease the unfold of COVID-19. The reopening of the market today means new measures have been taken to forestall overcrowding.  WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait on delisting 32 banned countries Next articleKuwait: Traffic department amended renewal fees for vehicle registration Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Kuwait: Traffic department amended renewal fees for vehicle registration

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: Traffic department amended renewal fees for vehicle registration Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Interior Ministry Major-General Jamal Al Sayegh has issued a circular to all General Traffic Departments in all Governorates to amend the renewal fees of the registration book of the vehicles. Read| Kuwait: Friday Market to reopen today According to this, the renewal fee for private vehicle is KD 5, heavy transport vehicles (bus) KD 15, private transport (mini bus) KD 10, private and public transport (pick up) KD 10. According to the circular, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily, the renewal of registration book for general transport of (cargo and animals) KD 20, renewal of tow trucks vehicles KD 10. The circular noted that the fees for duplicate (in case of loss) or damaged driving license . WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: Friday Market to reopen today Next articleIndian Embassy in Kuwait begins registration for without valid documents for repatriation 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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Kuwait: Increase in number of COVID-19 tests

Kuwait: Increase in number of COVID-19 tests Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has increased the number of COVID-19 tests, thus reducing the percentage of confirmed cases to the number of tests conducted. On Thursday, the percentage of confirmed cases to number of tests was at 13.7 per cent a decrease from the past week, where the average was around 16 per cent, one day reaching 20 per cent. The Ministry of Health announced that on Thursday there were 740 new cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 92,822. As for the number of tests, 5,384 tests were conducted, one of the highest number of tests conducted since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of tests comes to 663,135. Read| Kuwait: PCR test exempted for kids below age 6 and quarantine plan for the Medical Sector Last Thursday, September 3, Kuwait registered 900 new cases, the highest of confirmed cases since May. In an effort to combat the spread of the virus, Kuwait has ramped up testing to reduce community spread. In addition, authorities are considering enforcing public wearing of masks and punishing violators up to three months in jail and a maximum fine of 5,000 Kuwait dinars.

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Three Kuwaiti men get sentenced to jail for assaulting an Iranian expat

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Three Kuwaiti men get sentenced to jail for assaulting an Iranian expat Kuwait’s Criminal Court sentenced three Kuwaiti men to three years in prison for beating an Iranian expatriate man and injuring to him, local media has reported. The court convicted the three suspects after it found that they assaulted the Iranian man and caused multiple injuries to him, as described in the medical forensic report submitted to the court. Read| Kuwait: Increase in number of COVID-19 tests According to investigations and evidence, the three convicts assaulted the victim when he attempted to stop them from teasing and harassing his wife on the streets. The court papers say that one of the suspects first assaulted the victim and fled the scene. However, he returned shortly with the other two suspects and further assaulted the victim, who was left bleeding on the street. The incident was captured by a CCTV camera. The victim’s lawyer Zayd A Khabbaz said the trio assaulted his client with the intention of humiliating him and disregarding his dignity in front of his wife, causing emotional and physical pain, which is punishable by the Kuwaiti law. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: Increase in number of COVID-19 tests Next articleKuwait: Indian embassy begins registering nationals willing to leave the country Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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