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COVID-19: Kuwaiti authorities authorizes return of 179 expatriates stranded overseas

Kuwait: The Kuwait Cupboard of Ministers accepted the request of the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Issa Al Kandari, to permit the return of 179 expatriates stranded overseas as a consequence of flight restrictions brought on by the pandemic, reported native media reported.

Whereas the federal government allowed the return of staff employed by the ministry, it mentioned passengers coming immediately from India usually are not allowed to enter in accordance with the federal government choice to droop all industrial flights between India and Kuwait.

The ministry’s staff’ return demand comes as non-Kuwaitis are nonetheless barred from getting into Kuwait after the federal government launched a ruling on February 7. It isn’t identified when the ban will likely be lifted.

To this point, solely first-degree family of Kuwaitis, members of the diplomatic core and well being staff are exempt from this choice.

A number of expats working in numerous industries have been stranded exterior Kuwait for months as journey restrictions are nonetheless in place to curb the unfold of COVID-19 till additional discover.

The training ministry has requested the well being ministry to permit lecturers stranded overseas to return as they put together to renew their research in September.

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