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Kuwait int’l airport to fully reopen next year

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Kuwait will fully resume commercial flights at Kuwait International Airport on August 1, 2021, the Kuwaiti civil aviation administration said Tuesday.

Kuwait’s Directorate-General for Civil Aviation announced on Tuesday the details of the operational plan for the return of commercial flights at Kuwait International Airport.

On March 13, Kuwait suspended all commercial flights as part of the efforts to curb the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.

On June 25, Kuwait decided to start the second phase of restoring normal life. The second phase will begin on June 30 and will last for three weeks.

In the second phase, public and private sectors will resume work at less than 30 percent capacity, in addition to the resumption of operation in shopping malls, financial sector, construction sector, retail shops, parks, and pick-ups from restaurants and cafes.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million United States dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Gulf country’s anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

(XINHUA)

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Egypt airports to receive 745 expats stranded in Kuwait over COVID-19

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Egyptian airports are scheduled to receive on Saturday five flights carrying 745 stranded expatriates returning from Kuwait over COVID-19 concerns, an Egyptian official told Xinhua.

“The five flights will take off later in the day heading to Egypt’s Cairo and Sohag airports,” said Haitham Saad Eddin, spokesman of the Ministry of Manpower.

The ministry was informed by its office at the Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait that the flights are part of about 25 flights run by the Kuwaiti airport for the departure of 4,210 foreigners back to their home countries, namely Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Lebanon, India, Pakistan, and Nepal, Saad Eddin noted.

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Egypt has returned more than 20,000 nationals stranded abroad in Arab, Asian, and Western states, according to previous official remarks.

Egyptian Immigration Minister Nabila Makram said in February that the actual number of Egyptian expatriates is estimated at 13 million out of the country’s 100 million population.

Considered one of Egypt’s main sources of foreign currency, remittances of the Egyptian expatriates amounted to 26.8 billion United States dollars in 2019.

Edited By: Emmanuel Yashim (NAN)

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Kuwait embarks on 2nd phase of plan to bring life to normal

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An employee works in a government department in Capital Governorate, Kuwait, July 1, 2020. Kuwait started on Tuesday to embark on the second phase of its plan to bring life to normal by reducing curfew hours and opening commercial complexes. (Photo by Asad/Xinhua)

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Kuwaitis breathe sigh of relief after normal life starts

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Kuwait started on Tuesday to embark on the second phase of its plan to bring life to normal by reducing curfew hours and opening commercial complexes.

Speaking to Xinhua, Ali Al-Shammari, an overwhelmed Kuwaiti man who was relieved to return to his workplace in the Kuwaiti Ministry of Justice, expressed his happiness to get the normal life he had after three months of absence.

Regarding to the measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus, he said that the ministry, like other government bodies, has imposed strict measures such as taking the temperature of employees by thermal cameras, preventing gathering and eating.

Employees are also obligated to wear masks, gloves, and use hand sanitizers which were placed everywhere with the aim of preventing infection, he added.

Meanwhile, most of the governmental institutions have launched an online website allowing residents and citizens to book an appointment.

For Mona Al-Essa, a 29-year-old employee of the Ministry of Public Works, the online appointment is a great decision where it will reduce many burdens on citizens and residents.

“I renewed my driving license within a few minutes through the website of the Ministry of Interior, and received it in a matter of minutes from their location in Al-Ardiya area,” she noted.

According to the government’s plan to return to normal life, public and private sectors will resume work with less than 30 percent, in addition to the resumption of work in shopping malls, financial sector, construction and building sector, retail shops, parks, and pick-ups from restaurants and cafes.

Away from the governmental sector, the private industry witnessed a huge interaction with their employees.

Mohamed Hassan, a 33-year-old Egyptian, showed his gratitude to work resumption that allows him to see his colleagues again after a long period of isolation.

Hassan, who works as a civil engineer in a private company in Al-Mirqab area, told Xinhua that he saw a light after darkness, especially since he lives in Hawally area that was fully isolated from other areas.

With great joy, the Kuwaitis go to shopping malls that open its doors to the public for eight hours a day.

Entering the Avenues, the largest shopping mall in Kuwait, Reem Al-Saad, a 36-year-old Kuwaiti housewife, expressed how much she missed walking and shopping in this mall.

“The precautionary measures imposed on the visitors of this commercial center, such as taking the temperature at the entrances, wearing masks, in addition to closing the smoking rooms, make people feel safe and encourage them to go out and challenge the virus,” she said.

As for Ali al-Ashrafi, a 30-year-old Lebanese resident who works as a salesman in a mobile phone shop in the Jabriya area, returning to work is a new life.

“I suffered financially during the last period due to the suspension of sales, but I hope for a better condition in the upcoming weeks,” he said.

Kuwait also witnessed a traffic jam on Tuesday as a sign that normal life is returning gradually while waiting for the transition to the next phase of the government plan, until the final and fifth stage, which is expected to start in September.

(XINHUA)

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Kuwait starts 2nd phase of restoring normal life

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People queue up to enter a store in a shopping mall in Hawalli Governorate, Kuwait, June 30, 2020. Kuwait started on Tuesday the second phase of restoring normal life, which will last three weeks.

In the second phase, public and private sectors will resume work with less than 30 percent capacity, in addition to the resumption of operation in shopping malls, financial sector, construction sector, retail shops, parks, and pick-ups from restaurants and cafes.

 

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Kuwait reports 671 new COVID-19 cases, 46,195 in total

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Kuwait on Tuesday reported 671 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 46,195 and the death toll to 354, the health ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 8,811 patients are receiving treatment, including 139 in ICU, the statement added.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 717 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 37,030.

Kuwait started on Tuesday the second phase of restoring normal life, which will last three weeks.

In the second phase, public and private sectors will resume work with less than 30 percent capacity, in addition to the resumption of operation in shopping malls, financial sector, construction sector, retail shops, parks, and pick-ups from restaurants and cafes.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million United States dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Gulf country’s anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

(XINHUA)

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Kuwait reports 551 new COVID-19 cases, 44,942 in total

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Kuwait on Sunday reported 551 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 44,942 and the death toll to 348, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The new cases included 341 Kuwaiti nationals, the statement said.

Currently, 9,100 patients are receiving treatment, including 149 in ICU, according to the statement.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 908 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 35,494.

Kuwait on Thursday decided to start the second phase of restoring normal life. The second phase will begin on June 30 and will last for three weeks.

In the second phase, public and private sectors will resume work with less than 30 percent capacity, in addition to the resumption of operation in shopping malls, financial sector, construction sector, retail shops, parks, and pick-ups from restaurants and cafes.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million United States dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Gulf country’s anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

(XINHUA)

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Kuwait reports 688 new COVID-19 cases, 44,391 in total

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Kuwait on Saturday reported 688 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 44,391 and the death toll to 344, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The new cases included 444 Kuwaiti nationals and 244 residents of other nationalities, the statement said.

Currently, 9,461 patients are receiving treatment, including 155 in ICU, according to the statement.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 617 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 34,586.

Kuwait on Thursday decided to start the second phase of restoring normal life. The second phase will begin on June 30 and will last for three weeks.

In the second phase, public and private sectors will resume work with less than 30 percent capacity, in addition to the resumption of operation in shopping malls, financial sector, construction sector, retail shops, parks, and pick-ups from restaurants and cafes.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million United States dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Gulf country’s anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

(XINHUA)

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Kuwait to start 2nd phase plan for return to normal life

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Kuwait decided to start the second phase to return to normal life, a Kuwaiti official said on Thursday.

Tareq Al-Mezrem, the Kuwaiti government spokesman, said at a press conference that life in Kuwait will gradually return to normal and restrictions will be eased as the number of new infections recorded dropped slowly.

The second phase plan will begin on June 30 and will last for three weeks, he said.

Such phase is part of a five-phase plan to gradually return to normal life, he said, adding that the plan aims to reopen the economy completely by mid-September.

The government also decided to ease curfew hours to start from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., starting from June 30, he noted.

In the second phase, public and private sectors will resume work with less than 30 percent, in addition to the resumption of work in shopping malls, financial sector, construction sector, retail shops, parks, and pick-ups from restaurants and cafes, he said.

Meanwhile, the lockdown on three areas of Farwaniya, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Mahboula that witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases will continue until further notice, he added.

Any movement forward will be subject to assessment by health authorities, he stressed.

On May 31, Kuwait ended the full curfew and imposed a three-week partial curfew for a gradual return to normal life in the country.

On June 18, Kuwait decided to ease the restrictions which were imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million United States dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Gulf country’s anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

(XINHUA)

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Kuwait reports 909 new COVID-19 cases, 42,788 in total

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Kuwait on Thursday reported 909 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 42,788 and the death toll to 339, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The new cases included 479 Kuwaiti nationals and 430 residents of other nationalities, the statement said.

Currently, 9,082 patients are receiving treatment, including 152 in ICU, according to the statement.

The ministry also announced the recovery of 558 more patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 33,367.

On June 18, Kuwait decided to ease the restrictions which were imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

The measures include shortening the curfew hours in the country and lifting the lockdown on areas of Hawally, Nuqra, Maidan Hawally and some blocks in Khaitan.

Kuwait and China have been supporting each other and cooperating closely in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kuwait donated medical supplies worth 3 million United States dollars to China at the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, while China has been facilitating the procurement of medical supplies by Kuwait.

On April 27, a team of Chinese medical experts visited Kuwait to assist the Gulf country’s anti-coronavirus fight, through sharing with Kuwaiti counterparts their experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

(XINHUA)

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