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Access to Vaccines Still A Struggle for Expats in Kuwait

Foreign nationals in Kuwait are struggling to get access to coronavirus vaccines despite the government’s vaccination campaign which has been rolled out since December of last year. In Kuwait, 70% of the population is comprised of expats, who power the country’s economy. Expats Struggle For Access to Vaccines in Kuwait Unlike other Gulf states that [...]

Gov’t Indefinitely Extends Ban on Entry for All Non-Residents Due to COVID-19

Kuwait non-residents won’t be allowed entry into the state in the foreseeable future. On Saturday (February 20), Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Authority announced that it was going to extend its entry ban for non-Kuwaiti nationals indefinitely. The move was made as part of the government’s measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Entry Ban for All [...]

Gov't Extends Curfew Hours, Imposes Lockdown on Two Areas

The Kuwait government has announced to extend the partial curfew in effect by another two hours. This means that all residents and citizens are expected to remain home between 5:00 pm and 6:00 am. Alongside this announcement, the government has also imposed a lockdown on the Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, the Minister of Interior announced. According to [...]

3 TelCos in Kuwait Offer Free 5Gb Daily Data Use for a Month

In response to the ongoing measures against the spread of Covid-19 in Kuwait including community quarantines in Kuwait, three telcos in Kuwait have offered daily 5 gigabytes free internet for one month for their subscribers. The initiative will extremely be crucial for citizens and residents as the country has also enforced a nationwide curfew to contain the [...]

Empty Streets due to Curfew, Goods to be Delivered to Houses

As cases of the novel coronavirus in Kuwait rise, the country continues to impose necessary measures. For the past few weeks, authorities have imposed school closures, suspended flights and mass transport, restricted public gatherings, and more recently, imposed a partial curfew. On Saturday, Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh announced an 11-hour curfew from 5:00 pm [...]

Pinay Domestic Helper Tests Positive for Covid-19 in Kuwait

A Filipina who works as a domestic helper in Kuwait has become one of the latest additions to the people who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Philippine Embassy confirmed the case and noted that the Filipino patient had close contact with a person who traveled recently to the United Kingdom. “Filipina Maid [...]

Coronavirus in Kuwait: Here's What You Need to Know

As the trend of COVID-19 cases remains on the rise in most parts of the world, the Kuwait government shares important updates on the situation of the outbreak in the Gulf State.  And while there is no lockdown or community quarantine imposed in the country as of yet, health officials are wary and are keen on curbing [...]

Government Files Lawsuits Against People Spreading COVID-19 Rumors

As world governments continue to grapple with the dire situation concerning the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in their respective jurisdictions, the Middle East is also facing arising issues concerning the situation. The Kuwaiti government on Wednesday (March 11) has announced that it will not tolerate people who spread rumors related to coronavirus, which [...]

Flights, Mass Transport Suspended; Avoid Gathering in Restaurants, Malls

Amid the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, the Kuwaiti Cabinet held a meeting on Wednesday, 11th March to further discuss precautionary measures. During the meeting, the Minister of Health and head of the inter-agency committee dealing with the outbreak, Sheikh Dr. Basel Humoud Al-Sabah, talked to all Cabinet members regarding the crisis [...]

Kuwait Extends School Closure, Restricts Public Gatherings to Combat COVID-19

To help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, the Kuwaiti Cabinet has announced a series of measures during its weekly meeting on Monday, 9th March 2020. The meeting was held at Al-Saif Palace under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. The Minister of Health and [...]